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Information Week: Ready For Linux World Domination?

Mar 06, 1999, 01:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Gallagher)

"Linus Torvalds isn't used to delivering keynotes in front of 10,000 people--yet. But he got a chance to start getting accustomed to it at last week's LinuxWorld conference in San Jose, Calif. Attendees lined up and dashed for seats like the keynote was a rock concert."

"The conference and trade show has given the Linux faithful a forum of their own. The level of vendor support at this event and the number of attendees are evidence that Linux is no longer just an operating system-it's a major market force."

"IBM, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard all have thrown their collective weight behind the Linux operating system. Sun, SCO, and others see Linux as an opportunity to open new markets to their own products. Software vendors are making this the year that the Linux platform becomes an enterprise application platform. All of this commercial attention is creating even greater technical support for the operating system, and is spurring even further Linux development."

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