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iWeek: Linux At 10: Where Do We Go From Here?

Aug 27, 2001, 10:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"Linux has attained a rare distinction among operating systems: Through a combination of technology and culture, the Unix clone has given Microsoft serious worries.

Linux hasn't come close to writing Microsoft Windows' obituary, but in the 10 years since the operating system was born, it has carved out a growing position where other operating systems have fallen by the wayside or been relegated to niche status.

That success has stemmed from a variety of factors that came together at the right time, analysts and Linux community members say: a backlash against Microsoft, the growing power of Intel computers, the excitement of a band of programmers able to work together via the Internet, the flexibility of the operating system, and the pragmatic approach and folksy personality of creator Linus Torvalds."

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