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AFR Information 99: the winners and the losers

Dec 29, 1999, 21:47 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The geekish computer operating system Linux stormed ahead in 1999, proving that the combined intellectual power of public-spirited engineers around the world could match it with the largest software companies..."

"Unlike operating systems such as Windows 98, Linux isn't developed by a corporation, but by the combined efforts of individual programmers who believe in free software, whose work is pulled together by Linux's original developer, Mr Linus Torvalds. But that's not to say that, just because the software is free, people aren't making money out of it hand over fist."

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