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PC Week Online: For open-sourcers, Jackson proves a very mixed blessing

Nov 07, 1999, 20:41 (10 Talkback[s])
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"After several hundred posts lauding Judge Jackson, some Slashdotters began taking apart the findings of fact document, in which Jackson calls Linux a "fringe operating system." Opinions quickly fractured."

"Indeed, Jackson's facts seem to echo some of the sentiments on Microsoft's own "Linux Myths" page on its Web site. Jackson wrote:

"... consumers have by and large shown little inclination to abandon Windows, with its reliable developer support, in favor of an operating system whose future in the PC realm is unclear..."

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