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Contractor UK: Who Cares About Linux?

Aug 23, 2005, 00:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Knight)

"Few subjects stir up so much emotion among IT professionals as the issues surrounding open-source. For most of the time, technical people are humble, studious and not prone to excesses of excitement, but when discussing the merits of Linux or other open source projects their enthusiasm knows no bounds, and especially when there is a naysayer in the vicinity.

"A previous editor of Computing--the UK's IT industry newspaper--said the only time he'd received death threats during a long journalism career was when covering the open source vs. Microsoft debate. Simply airing the views of the Seattle demon is enough to bring wrath and brimstone..."

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