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The Seattle Times: The Penguin in Portland

Oct 11, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brier Dudley)

Microsoft Grass-Roots Rival Linux Thriving in Portland

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"There's a new rivalry brewing between Seattle and Portland, and it makes the Sonics and Trail Blazers look like kissing cousins.

"Portland has quietly become the world hub for Linux, computer software that's now the biggest threat to Microsoft..."

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Q&A: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

"Q. Why did you choose to live in Portland, and what's your impression so far of the Northwest? One person told me you moved there because it looks like Finland. Is that true?

"A. Well, the Northwest is certainly more like Finland in the sense that California is not like Finland..."

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