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Ottawa Citizen: Cashing in on Linux

Dec 13, 1999, 04:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bert Hill)

"At least five companies are developing products based on the Linux operating system that has galvanized world stock markets in the past month."

"And at least one, Rebel.com Inc. plans to go public by next March. And yesterday's 24-per-cent drop in Corel Corp.'s share price is not expected to slow the action...."

""We're trying not to get distracted by all the Linux hype, though it's hard not to notice what has happened to our competitors' stock," Rebel's president, Michael Mansfield, said yesterday. Investors' demand for stock has exploded for new issues of companies that compete with Rebel in the server market based on Linux. Servers are central office computers that handle internal networks and external traffic to the Internet."

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