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FairfaxIT: Blue moves, Caldera stirs

Mar 01, 1999, 14:41 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's endorsement last week of Linux should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the evolution of the open source movement. But it seems the market does not follow these things very closely."

"A mild confusion swept the US technology exchange, the Nasdaq, last week resulting in the biggest slump in Microsoft's stock price since the crash of 1987. The share value dropped nearly 20 per cent in two days"

"The reason? Delays in Windows 2000 and the perceived competition of free software operating system Linux, brought to the fore by IBM's backing of the platform"

"We'll see the Linux demographic change from hackers to someone wearing a suit - their needs are completely different," Love said."

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