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Upside: Linux salvation?

Apr 06, 2000, 22:52 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

"When Corel bought Inprise in February for $1 billion, it became the Microsoft of the Linux world...."

"Now, a couple of bad months erases neither the huge returns Linux stocks have run up since their IPOs in 1999, nor the operating system's genuine technological merit. But Linux's winter of discontent may serve as a reminder that its market power is finite."

"Like SGI, Corel and Inprise have run to Linux in hopes of finding a haven from what is widely perceived as failure in the marketplace. It might not work, according to Gartner Group analyst George Weiss. "Linux is becoming the de facto cure for bolstering either weak business models or no business models," he says."

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