"Companies could no longer afford to dismiss Linux as a
marginal operating system, industry analyst IDC Australia said
yesterday ahead of a major conference in Sydney today and
"The Linux Open Source Expo and Conference at Sydney's Darling
Harbour will seek to draw on growing enthusiasm for the free
open-source operating system written by Finnish developer Mr Linus
Torvalds in 1991..."
"Linux is no longer coming from the left field where companies
can ignore it and hope to catch up later," he said. "Enlightened IT
managers are encouraging their people to tinker with it."
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