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Computer Bits: Viva La Revolución

Dec 17, 1998, 12:02 (2 Talkback[s])

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"A revolution is taking place in Mexico -- the same revolution that has been quietly creeping into the labs of research facilities and of universities across the world. In Oregon, this revolution is being spread into the elementary schools by a coalition of multi-national corporations, local free press, and a group of dedicated volunteers who claim they don't "officially" exist. It all started with a radical at the MIT Artificial Intelligence labs and a foreigner who often speaks of world domination."

"Linux, an open source version of the Unix operating system, is the crown jewel of the movement. Linus Torvalds, the foreigner mentioned above and the creator of Linux, was unhappy with the operating systems available to him while he was a student at the University of Olso -- so he wrote his own. Then he gave it away for free."

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