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News-Observer/AP: Windows left opening for Linux

Feb 17, 2000, 17:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Martinez)

[ Thanks to Ernest Pecounis for this link. ]

"Windows 2000, the successor to NT, will be launched Thursday, a year late. Meanwhile, companies large and small, tired of waiting for its promised new features and bug fixes, have turned to Linux to run their computer systems...."

"Over the past year, however, software developers have started writing more applications to work with Linux as major computing companies like Intel, IBM and Dell have expressed interest in the system, said Tony Piccardi, an analyst for IDC."

"Linux has gained some credibility by getting some applications out there and proving that it works in the real world," Piccardi said. "The delays in Windows 2000 gave them the time to do that."

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