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Linux at 17 - What Windows Promised to Be

Oct 10, 2008, 12:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"But it's remarkable that an open source movement backed by a handful of commercial entities with very little marketing muscle - at least compared to the established proprietary and Unix operating system providers who made so much money in the 1980s and 1990s - could take on the data center and, more importantly, get the begrudging support of the very system sellers who had the most to lose if Linux took off. This is a testament to the powerful idea of a cross platform, open source operating system. Linux is what Unix should have been and wasn't."

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