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CRN: Look Out Below, Linux Parachutes Down On Microsoft's Parade

Nov 22, 1999, 18:22 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"Leading the assault at Comdex/Fall, which originally was to be the venue for the official Windows 2000 launch, was Linux. The little-operating-system-that-could is making a strong play to become a leading OS in the next major computing battlegrounds: Internet appliances and large-scale systems...."

"Last week, heavyweights ranging from Linux developer Linus Torvalds to Corel Corp., Novell Inc. and Intel Corp. detailed plans and products designed to extend Linux from its Web serving origins to a major new operating system for the millennium."

"Torvalds, the keeper of the Linux kernel, unveiled plans to evolve the kernel to support wireless, mobile, specialized Internet appliances. He also tipped his hat to plans by his super-secretive company, Transmeta Corp., to ship a "smart" chip called the Crusoe Processor with built-in software to support mobile applications."

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