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Hartford Courant: Linux is Powerful Alternative for OS

Sep 05, 2002, 17:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John M. Moran)

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[Editor's Note: This story also appears in the Chicago Tribune, but since that is a free registration site, I have opted to link to the original story in the Hartford (CT) Courant. But now you have a more accurate idea of the scope of the audience this column is reaching. -BKP]

Microsoft Corp. next week is set to release the first package of updates to its new Windows XP operating system.

"This update, also known as a 'service pack,' will fix bugs, increase performance in some areas and plug the security holes that are all-too-common in Microsoft's software. It's free and for those of you running Windows XP, and you should apply this service pack as soon as it is available.

"But when I think about operating systems these days, my mind isn't on Windows XP or any other version of Windows, for that matter. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the one of the leading alternatives: Linux..."

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