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The Salt Lake Tribune: Linux Proves It's No Passing Fad

Apr 30, 2001, 14:19 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Beebe)

[ Thanks to Cameron for this link. ]

In sharp contrast to Mr. Ko's column (posted immediately below this one), we have the Salt Lake Tribune weighing on the "Linux as unduly hyped phenomenon" by offering that your local machine room geek, Steve Ballmer, and Lou Gerstner can't be wrong.

"Your computer person knows what it is. So do Microsoft President Steve Ballmer and Lou Gerstner, IBM Corp.'s chief executive. Your 18-year-old neighbor kid does, too."

"They are all buzzing about Linux -- say lyn-nucks -- a software operating system developed for PCs in 1991 by Finnish programmer Linus Torvalds, with help from an enthusiastic group of hackers from across the Internet, instead of a big company or government research lab."

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