SJ Mercury: Conference, buzz put Linux in the spotlight

Thanks to Marty for this

“In the nuclear world, critical mass is a prerequisite to a
chain reaction and the release of vast energy. In the technology
firmament, it’s a key to releasing almost limitless brain

“For proof of the latter, consider the rise of the Linux
computer operating system, which will be on hyper-display at the
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Jose this week. Amid
announcements, product launches and a rare kind of buzz, Linux will
bask in the center of a remarkable, robust and growing

“Times change. More and more software is being written or
revised to run on Linux. Some of the biggest technology players are
offering support. Choices are emerging in markets that not so long
ago seemed headed down a Windows-dominated path.”