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Money.com: Linuxmania 2.0

Aug 22, 2000, 07:43 (1 Talkback[s])

"This week's LinuxWorld Expo demonstrated that the upstart operating system is alive and well--even if Linux stocks aren't."

"Strange but true: America Online will soon be available to users of the Linux operating system. A buggy preview version of the new product (filched from AOL) has been posted "unofficially" on the Web--much, one imagines, to the dismay of CEO Steve Case. The news also troubles those among the geek elite who want to keep the upstart operating system all to themselves--and to whom AOL has long been a symbol of lowest-common-denominator technological mediocrity...."

"But now, it's clearer than ever that the Linux revolution is real--it's just a little different. While investors first focused on the desktop, they now see that the true potential for Linux resides in high-end servers and tiny hand-held computer devices."

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