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ABCNEWS: OS David vs. Windows Goliath: Linux Gains Popularity, Industry Backing

Oct 15, 1998, 10:52 (1 Talkback[s])

Can Linux really challenge Windows for a slice of the operating system (OS) market?

With powerful backers, the affection of programmers and developers who nurse a powerful disdain for Windows, and plenty of media buzz in the last few weeks, Linux could be seen as a rearguard action against the dominance of Windows, which controls some 90 percent of the OS market.

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