“One option may be Linux. The open-source operating system is
gaining by leaps and bounds. Just this week International Data
Corp. reported the OS’s market share grew by 212 percent in 1998.
Many developments, including the release of the Linux development
kernel 2.2, are expected to propel Linux in 1999.”
I think the author meant to say “production” kernel instead
of “development” kernel. -lt ed