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Jan 21, 1999, 09:34 (5 Talkback[s])

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Andrew Bowser wrote in with this:

Here's a link to a story I wrote for TechNews, which is published by the Newspaper Association of America. Feel free to link it to

Your regular readers will probably bristle at: "With a lack of technical-support services [for the Linux OS] from large, recognizable software vendors..." written before (hardware vendor) Compaq made its announcement. We struggled for a non-FUD way to characterize the emerging but still-limited nature of Linux support services in 10 words or less. It's not easily summarized in a single line, but that's what we deal with when we are competing for page-space with other articles. In an ideal world, I could have phrased it, "With a lack of technical-support services from a vendor that your pointy-haired boss has heard of..."

Nevertheless, the article contains several examples of Linux in use in various organizations, and appears to be a fairly positive piece. -lt ed

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