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Washington Times: The tech e-year in review

“Free software for all”

It sounds like a proto-revolutionary cry, but it really
isn’t. You can go out today and get an operating system,
applications and even a game or two for a computer, and not spend a
penny on software.
Yes, it will cost you time and require an
Internet connection, but it is becoming a reality, thanks to a
Finnish programmer named Linus Torvalds, who created Linux, and a
growing band of followers.”

That represents more than just a challenge to Microsoft and the
other leading software players. It means an opportunity for
creativity, change and even wealth, as the recent run-up of
Linux-related stocks reveals.”

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