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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Microsoft and Linux, An Unlikely Pairing

Sep 23, 2002, 14:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Biggs)

"History is rife with unlikely pairs: van Gogh and Gauguin. Felix and Oscar. Lyle and Julia. But Tux, the jolly black-and-yellow Linux penguin, and Bill Gates?

"The unthinkable has happened: an informal partnership between a Microsoft project called .Net and an ordinarily Microsoft-bashing camp of programmers who have set out to produce a free twin of the .Net framework, a set of programming tools.

"The effort, called Mono, is a rare bridging of the chasm between the commercial world and free software--more commonly referred to as open-source software--a movement in which the Linux operating system is at the forefront..."

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