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Christian Science Monitor: Keeping computing's FUD factor at bay

Nov 19, 1998, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"So Richard Stallman decided to create an "open source" version of the Unix operating system that anyone could modify. His Free Software Foundation never did get a full Unix out, but they developed several major programs and pioneered the concept of open source. It fell to Linus Torvalds this decade to create Linux. Working with a worldwide network of volunteers, Torvalds created a full-fledged open-source version of Unix. Now anyone can download the sources, fix bugs, or add enhancements."

This article heavily praises Linux and discusses Microsoft's planned tactics against it.

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