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REUTERS: Linux gets more major boosters with H-P, SGI

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"Linux, which started out as software used by Torvalds and five long-haired programmers, is updated and improved by a vast network of programmers but it is not owned by any company."

"IDC said that Linux, while it ranks number four after Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT software, grew 212 percent in 1998, jumping to 740,000 units shipped in 1998, versus 248,000 units in 1997. Linux had 17.2 percent of the network operating systems market, compared with a 36 percent share for NT."

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