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Yahoo!/Reuters: Linux Is Going to Hollywood, and IBM Wants a Lift

Aug 15, 2001, 14:00 (11 Talkback[s])
"Hollywood's latest rising star is Linux, the upstart operating system that serves as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows.

And as studios move to embrace the freely available Linux for their special effects and animation needs, technology giants are taking notice. On Wednesday, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is set to announce its Linux Digital Studio package, made up of workstations, server computers and data storage machines.

Linux has already helped create special effects-laden blockbusters like ``Titanic'' and the animated hit ``Shrek.'' It even landed on-screen in the film ``AntiTrust,'' which featured programmers battling against a software behemoth headquartered in the Pacific Northwest."

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