"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
"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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