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Jan 26, 2000, 06:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"During a sit-down with VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin, a Windows-based computer in the conference room had frozen up. "If it were running on the Linux operating system, it wouldn't have crashed," he quipped."

"Why? Because, he explained, the Linux operating system--a so-called open source platform with its inner guts publicly available online--has many more people revising the code, checking for bugs continually. "The code belongs to everyone," he said. "It's our operating system...."

"But Kwatinetz said Linux systems could take off without taking over the consumer market. The big question is whether the small Linux upstarts "will they be able to get the scale before the big software companies decide to jump in."

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