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CNNfn: Linux: What is it anyway?

“For all the high-tech buzz about Linux, most Americans probably
don’t have a clue about what it is.”

“They [Torvalds and his dedicated band of followers] seem to be
moving in the right direction. Big hardware and software makers are
racing to embrace Linux, which is already making it harder for
Microsoft (MSFT) to sell its industrial strength NT operating
software to big corporate users. Some say that if it lives up to
its promise, Linux could end up reshaping the computer software
industry.

But that doesn’t mean you should rush to download Linux
(pronounced LINN-ux) for your home PC.”

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