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Dec 28, 1998, 12:30 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft foes were busy on other fronts as well. A small company called Red Hat Software has developed Linux, an operating system designed to challenge Microsoft Windows. The software is given away on the Internet or can be purchased commercially for $50. The Intel Corp. and Netscape liked Linux well enough to purchase minority stakes in Red Hat. Red Hat hopes to build a profitable business by providing customer service and technical support for the free operating system."

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