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ZDNet: Linux: Belle of info appliances?

Jan 31, 2000, 05:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"Linux, the freely distributed operating system whose Cinderella story has riveted the market for Web servers, is ready to wear its glass slippers once again..."

"Alluring, with its lack of license fees, open-source code and hordes of Web-savvy developers, Linux has been making serious inroads into a market that giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) hoped to make it own with Windows CE..."

"We have the source, so we are not tied to anyone else in terms of getting our product out the door," said Jim Barton, chief technology officer and vice president of research and development for TiVo, the man behind the decision to adopt Linux for the personal video recorder."

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