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Vancouver Sun: Wrestling with the Penguin

Feb 25, 1999, 14:54 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux operating system, is reliable, fast, and cool. Mainframe and Web server owners love it, since a computer running on Linux might crash only once a year. Geeks love it because it's technical."

"Some say Linux is the operating system that will replace Windows, and end the Microsoft monopoly. A product of the open-source software movement -- in which thousands of independent programmers share computer source code --Linux has spread rapidly since it was created in 1991."

"Linux isn't quite ready for the consumer market, not if consumers have to install it. On the other hand, it's not far; perhaps a year.

Or perhaps only six months, as open source software is developing with mind-boggling speed."

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