InfoWorld: The IT world turned upside down: Titans clash, the masses demand open source, the DOJ gets tough, and the Net cashes in
Dec 20, 1998, 14:22 (0 Talkback[s])
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This is a rewrite of Elizabeth Heichler's December 14 Network World Fusion story: CNN: Top 10 IT news
stories of 1998.
Heichler, with the help of Nancy Weil, has realigned the
heirarchy of the stories. Here is the new heirarchy of 1998 top
- Antitrust guns go after Microsoft
- AOL buys Netscape
- Compaq buys Digital
- Linux becomes a household name
- Year 2000 reaches a fever pitch
- Telecom titans team and scheme
- Microsoft launches Windows 98
- Asian economic woes hit IT companies
- U.S. kicks the Internet out of the nest
- Apple's iMac makes a splash
Linux was #3 in the original heirarchy.
The IT world turned upside down.