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Dec 16, 2003, 19:30 (32 Talkback[s])
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"In the real world, Brenda Banks is a 54-year-old grandmother in Greer, S.C., a former warehouse supervisor who teaches rubber-stamping arts and crafts classes. But online she transforms into 'br3n,' a passionate user of Linux software who cruises Web sites posting smash-mouth messages about SCO Group. So far Banks has posted more than 1,500 messages on SCO's Yahoo! message board alone--including five on Thanksgiving.

"'I feel very strongly about it,' says Banks, who runs Linux on a six-year-old Acer home computer. 'They want to come and stab Linux. It's just not right...'

"Banks has joined thousands of others in a rag-tag Linux army dedicated to the destruction of SCO..."

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