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ZDNet.au: Penguins on the rise as Bill bows out

Jan 17, 2000, 21:41 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)

"Penguin fever is building as Linux creator Linus Torvalds prepares to tell the world what he's been working on at Transmeta..."

"Lots of sex appeal with this company, which is partly backed by international investor George Soros and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. But does the Linus link indicate a connection to Linux? Stay tuned..."

"The conspiracy theorists are going to say what they want -- regardless of the facts -- but there's less to Bill Gates' decision to pass the baton than meets the eye. No, it has less to do with being a possible proactive move ahead of a prospective breakup as part of an antitrust ruling than with a desire to move on with his life. Jeez, the guy's been a quarter century in the same job! What's more, Microsoft, which nearly blew it with the Internet, missed the boat on Java and Linux. Gates can't afford to let the company miss out on the next Big Thing, whatever that will be."

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