Seattle Times: Tiny Linux challenges Microsoft mantle

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“It hardly seems like a group intent on remaking the universe:
8,000 technology experts devoted to a software for running
computers called Linux that most nontechnical types haven’t even
heard of.”

“But when they meet tomorrow for Linux World in San Jose, these
computer buyers and enthusiasts will talk like passionate rebels of
how Linux may one day be a viable alternative to the overwhelmingly
dominant Windows software from Microsoft. They’ll underscore how
Linux is breaking free of its grassroots beginnings and edging into
the mainstream.”

“Still, some big names are endorsing Linux. Intel, the world’s
largest maker of chips for personal computers, could announce as
early as today a multimillion dollar investment in VA Research, a
Mountain View, Calif., maker of computers pre-loaded with

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