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CNN: Top 10 IT news stories of 1998

Linux took off into mainstream hype early in the year, with
industry notables like Netscape.

And the open source software movement that has refined and
enhanced Linux under Torvalds’ watchful eye is now being seen as a
model for software development that gives the developer community
at large a say in shaping platforms that seek de-facto standard
status.

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