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National Post: Linux system making headway; Microsoft looking over shoulder as support mounts

Feb 04, 2001, 13:26 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Avery)

"Companies selling Linux and related support services may be struggling in the eyes of investors, but within the information technology industry the open-source operating system is rapidly taking a firm hold...."

"Analysts say the community based development model for Linux, whereby software engineers put their improvements back into the public domain, is proving to be a superior system in many ways to proprietary ones."

"'From its inception as a school project to its capturing of 30% [of the server market] in 10 short years, Linux has proven beyond a doubt that the open-source model can lead to the development of robust technologies faster than in a closed-source model,' Phil Rueppel, an analyst with Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, said in a recent detailed report on the state of Linux."

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