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CBS Marketwatch: Linux legions devoted to alternative

“Operating system advocates to challenge Microsoft”

“It hardly seems like a group intent on remaking the universe:
8,000 technology experts devoted to a software for running
computers called Linux that most non-technical types haven’t even
heard of.”

“But when they meet Tuesday for Linux World in San Jose, Calif.,
these computer buyers and enthusiasts will talk like passionate
rebels of how Linux may one day be a viable alternative to the
overwhelmingly dominant Windows software from Microsoft Corp.
They’ll underscore how Linux is breaking free of its grassroots
beginnings and edging into the mainstream.”

“I believe that Linux represents the first substantial threat to
Microsoft that we have seen yet”


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