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BBC News: Free software taking on Microsoft

Nov 20, 1999, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Toby Murcott)

"The software giant Microsoft is waiting to see what sanctions will be imposed on the ruling that the company had abused its monopoly position."

"But Microsoft is also facing another challenge in the battle for control of the internet. Away from the public spotlight, it is also having to deal with the growing threat from a rival software program called Linux...."

"The result of this open source approach is that there are thousands of Linux programmers, both amateur and professional, who have ironed out the bugs in the software making it very reliable."

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