E-Commerce Times: The End of Linux Hysteria?

“2000 could be the year that Linux comes fully into its own,
as rising corporate adoption and intensifying media attention
brought on by the Microsoft antitrust case have helped to push the
open-source operating system into the number two position in world
OS sales.”

“Until recently, it seemed that investors who were searching for
a company with a viable free software-based business model had
found a superstar in Linuxcare, Inc., a services and solutions
provider backed by venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins.”

“As the company apparently fell into a tailspin of executive
departures and rank and file layoffs, the E-Commerce Times spoke
with co-founder and CTO Dave Sifry, who said that the recent highly
publicized problems are nothing more than a part of the growing


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