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CNET News.com: Linux leader says standard version will emerge

Oct 06, 2000, 19:25 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"'We will figure out a way that we will have a single, more generic distribution that we will all use,'" said Paul Thomas, who in June was named chief executive of TurboLinux."

"'The world doesn't need 150' versions of Linux, he said Wednesday at a W.R. Hambrecht conference for open-source software. 'Consolidation will take place.'"

"Although standardization seems to fly in the face of the Linux ethos, convergence in the end is a practical necessity. Corporate customers detest getting bogged down in technical incompatibilities and battles over standards and will curb adoption of a new technology until these issues are resolved."

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