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eWeek: Building up Linux [via GNOME Foundation]

Aug 21, 2000, 10:29 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John S. McCright)

"More than a dozen high-tech companies, including three top computer makers, rallied around the GNOME Linux desktop at LinuxWorld Expo here last week. While the support looks like it could pose a serious threat to Microsoft Corp. on the desktop, observers say, appearances can be deceiving."

"Aside from the vendor hype, several people who decide what client operating systems run in their companies said application compatibility and training issues will prevent widespread deployment of GNU Object Modeling Environment Linux on the desktop, at least for now."

"Compaq Computer Corp., IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. joined nine other companies to announce the formation of the GNOME Foundation."

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