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CNET: Standards Help Linux Avoid Unix Fate

Aug 19, 2002, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Efforts to prevent the Linux from splitting into several incompatible versions--a problem that has in the past hobbled Unix, the operating system upon which Linux is modeled--moved several steps ahead this week.

"On Wednesday, three versions of Linux--Red Hat 7.3, SuSE 8.0 Professional and Mandrake ProSuite 8.2--became the first products certified to comply with the guidelines of the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

"The LSB, administered by the Free Standards Group, a nonprofit organization of software developers and information technology industry members, standardizes many of the basic parts of Linux while allowing companies to add their own features atop that foundation..."

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