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SRO: Feb. 17 D-Day, Linux enthusiasts start planning for alternatives to Microsoft's Win2K launch.

Jan 17, 2000, 21:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"With a month to go until Microsoft officially launches Windows 2000, some Linux stalwarts are realizing there's not much time left to capitalize on a golden PR opportunity."

"Linux enthusiast Deepak Saxena is attempting to rally the troops to create some alternative publicity on or around Microsoft's Feb. 17 launch date. Saxena has created a web site where corporate sponsors, Linux User Groups and other interested parties can link up and organize."

"We're not trying to say Microsoft/Bad; Linux/Good," says Saxena. "This is more about showing that there's an alternative. Especially for small businesses--we want to show them they have a choice. Many people have heard about Linux but haven't seen it in action."

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