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Reuters: Linux show to focus on commercial prospectsAug 10, 1999, 03:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Therese Poletti)
"Developers of systems and software for the Linux operating system -- which made its name as free alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s software -- are now focused on its commercial prospects..."
"Since LinuxWorld in March, Microsoft is a much more vulnerable company right now," said Stacey Quandt, an analyst at Giga Information Group in Santa Clara, Calif. "Linux has moved into this vacuum that Microsoft has created due to dissatisfaction (of) customers and the delay of Windows 2000..."
"Scientists and academics in national laboratories have been working for a few years to make Linux run better in high performance computing. In the Beowulf project, started at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1994, computer scientists ganged together off-the shelf computers and parts, running Linux."
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