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Linux Journal: Tale of Two Stories

Feb 08, 2003, 05:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)

"Google has achieved maximum Linux irony by becoming the only commercial enterprise to leverage enormous quantities of free software (10,000+ Linux servers at last count) into de facto web infrastructure: private enterprise as public utility.

"Irony or not, Google is a major Linux success story. Even if it doesn't win every search popularity contest (last year, Jupiter MediaMetrix said MSN and Yahoo's search engines still had more 'audience reach,' although Google led by most other measures), its influence will only grow as the company earns more acclaim and success.

"So what's wrong with Google? The press will be glad to tell you..."

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