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Nov 28, 2005, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"If Microsoft is the big cat prowling the Serengeti of software with its Windows operating system, companies that promote Linux are playing the part of elk, banding together in protective herds.

"In a 30-day span, four groups backed by a number of companies pledging their allegiance to open source software launched with an emphasis on propagating Linux in a world where Windows reigns.

"Their common goal?

"Unifying what has long been a highly fragmented collection of movements to make Linux more palatable to commercial businesses that want to run alternative platforms to run computer networks..."

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