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LinuxPlanet: Spring is in the Air -- 2000: The Linux Explosion Continues

Mar 31, 2000, 01:26 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"Anyone who knows me knows that I have a passion for both major-league and minor-league baseball (check out my personal Web site if you don't believe me), and this time of year I have a hard time keeping my mind on work. Usually in the spring I cut back on my work schedule and spend my time planning my summer travels to baseball stadiums far and wide."

"Until this year, that is. My job--editing LinuxPlanet and overseeing the rest of the Linux/Open Source sites--puts me in the midst of the most exciting revolution ever in the computing field. While 1999 was a year of tremendous growth for Linux, this year should lead to even more as the mainstream embraces Linux. We're now seeing Linux grow both on the server side and the desktop. Linux is being deployed in clusters that rival traditional supercomputers, as well as in situations in the ASP market where Linux is by far the most affordable and robust operating system available. We're seeing a tremendous surge in Linux desktop deployment: many high-profile vendors are planning Linux versions of their desktop applications, and Corel has done a tremendous job in bringing both WordPerfect and WordPerfect Office to the desktop. The major Linux distributors are preparing new releases for the spring season, and I can hardly wait to install Red Hat Linux 6.2, SuSE 6.4, and TurboLinux 6.0 on my PCs."

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