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DowJones.Work.com: New Linux Operating System To Be Released In Fall [Torvalds at LinuxWorld]

Aug 18, 2000, 14:33 (11 Talkback[s])

"A major new release of the Linux operating system will be available in the fall, and will offer significant performance improvements over the current version, Friday's Wall Street Journal reported."

"But for all its recent advances, it will be many years before Linux appeals to the masses in the same way that Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows or Apple Computer Inc.'s (AAPL) Macintosh software do, said Linus Torvalds, overseer of the Linux movement. Indeed, he said neither his parents nor his sister use Linux, but prefer Windows-based or Macintosh computers."

"Meanwhile, his creation has become so popular with programmers that it represents one of the most serious competitive threats to Microsoft's influence of the software industry. The new version of Linux, the first in a year and a half, will be available in two or three months, said Mr. Torvalds, many months later than he had initially planned on releasing it."

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