In sharp contrast to Mr. Ko's column (posted immediately below
this one), we have the Salt Lake Tribune weighing on the "Linux as
unduly hyped phenomenon" by offering that your local machine room
geek, Steve Ballmer, and Lou Gerstner can't be wrong.
"Your computer person knows what it is. So do Microsoft
President Steve Ballmer and Lou Gerstner, IBM Corp.'s chief
executive. Your 18-year-old neighbor kid does, too."
"They are all buzzing about Linux -- say lyn-nucks -- a software
operating system developed for PCs in 1991 by Finnish programmer
Linus Torvalds, with help from an enthusiastic group of hackers
from across the Internet, instead of a big company or government