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Daily Yomiuri On-Line (Japan): Linux is set to start going places

Jul 11, 2000, 07:28 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It seems as though the cuddly penguin--the mascot for the Linux operating system--is forever forging into new territory. This became abundantly clear to me when I noticed even IBM starting to plug its "big iron" System 390 mainframe computer as the ideal Linux server."

"So when I learned about Linux being groomed for the toughest platform of all mobile computing--it all seemed rather logical. After all, Linux is both powerful and compact, fitting all the features of a fully modern operating system into a package that can even run on vintage DOS computers. Moving it to the mobile arena makes perfect sense to me."

"And why not? Just a quick glance at the official Linux home page (www.linux.org) is enough to see the grassroots enthusiasm for Linux in the worldwide developer community. Here you will find efforts under way to port (modify) Linux to run on almost three dozen platforms, ranging from the mostly obsolete x86 processors to the even more obsolete NeXT "cube."

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