Reuters: Amid the hype, Linux momentum is for real

“Devotees of the Linux operating system gathered for its first
big trade show this week in Silicon Valley, where a celebratory
atmosphere reigned as the renegade software continues to gain

“Linus Torvalds, the 29-year-old creator of Linux, was greeted
after his keynote address at LinuxWorld late Tuesday night like a
rock star, as fans wearing Linux T-shirts swarmed around him,
trying to shake his hand or get his autograph.”

“Torvalds was referring to comments in the past few months by
behemoth Microsoft Corp., which has said it sees open source
software such as Linux as a competitive threat to Windows. Linux is
more stable in a networked environment, typically running Web
servers, than Windows NT, Linux devotees say.”