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Fool.com: Linux, Coke, and We're Buying More Intel

Dec 30, 1999, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Landley)

[ Thanks to Dave Whitinger for this link. ]

"An imminent tragedy looms with the end of the millennium: All of my Y2K jokes are about to go simultaneously stale. As we await the final results of the Olympic Synchronized Blue-Screen competition, I must bid farewell to my "Y2K Complacent" button. And although years ago I did suspect Windows would cause the end of civilization as we know it, I'd like to point out that Bill Gates isn't REALLY going to be dragged screaming into the abyss due to some pact with the forces of evil expiring at midnight. (After all, when has he ever honored a contract after it ceased to be in his best interests?)..."

"Speaking of doom and gloom, I'd like to let everyone know of the widespread scorn and derision the geek community has expressed towards the initial public offering (IPO) of LinuxOne Inc., future stock symbol LINX. Despite the name, this company is NOT one of the veteran Linux companies, which have been having multi-billion dollar IPOs recently. It doesn't appear to be a veteran anything, and I have yet to find anyone who knows what they actually DO, other than issue stock. As I've written before, investing in an area you know nothing about just because it's hot is an easy way to lose money. I'm not telling you NOT to invest in LinuxOne, but I'm not telling you never to suck on a loaded gun, either. To help you do your own research (which will remain a good idea even after Y2K), here's a couple of relevant links..."

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