News.com: Fad or future? 1998’s top tech stories

“The tech world churned through a busy year in 1998, even by its
own fast-paced, headline-grabbing standards.”

“Here are the top 20 stories of 1998 as compiled by the News.com
staff, and what to watch for as they continue into 1999.”

“8. ‘Open source’ software grabs the spotlight.

“Shipments of the Linux operating system jump more than 210
percent in 1998…. In 1999, look for Linux to gain more usage
among corporate America’s ‘mission critical’ servers.”

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