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Akron Beacon Journal: Techno-geeks prefer Linux to Microsoft applications

Apr 26, 1999, 16:58 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Viewed as a potential rival to Microsoft's Windows operating system, Linux has been attracting a lot of interest from big corporations that like its reputation for stability and speed."

"But will it truly be free for consumers? That's not likely."

"Only a few folks would understand what is meant by ``open source code,'' the more technically correct term for this kind of software. It means that everything about the program is public knowledge and companies are welcome to write their own applications with Linux as the foundation."

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