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SJ Mercury: Boomlet approaches boom status on the eve of LinuxWorld Expo

Aug 08, 1999, 23:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Gillmor)

"On the eve of this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose, the boomlet has not faded away. A slew of new Linux-related announcements, on the heels of rapid-fire developments during recent months, shows that the boomlet has morphed into something close to a genuine boom."

"The Linux hype has grown to the point that Linus Torvalds, the principal leader and namesake of Linux development, confesses to being ``a bit worried'' about excessive expectations. ``I'm trying to calm things down a bit,'' he says."

"... increasingly, it's not just the Linux team, but a host of small and large companies contributing to the effort. The attractions are clear enough. Linux has proved to be a solid foundation for a variety of computing tasks."

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