"With the Internet and DOJ breathing down his neck, who would
have thought industry titan Bill Gates would face his greatest
threat from a 29-year-old Finnish programmer."
"Linus Torvalds, creator and keeper of the Linux kernel, finds
himself and his operating system in the spotlight as the "other
cola" in a global software war, which is rapidly mutating into a
competition between PC-centric and device-independent
"Linux advocates delight in another irony. "What's happening
to Microsoft [Corp.] is what they did to Netscape [Communications
Corp.]," says Arthur Tyde, executive vice president of Linuxcare
Inc., a Linux VAR in San Francisco. "Linux is better than what
Microsoft offers, and it's free, like Internet Explorer is
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