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Ottawa Citizen: Linux now big enough to be a Microsoft target

Jun 21, 1999, 13:38 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Gillmor)

Thanks to Peter Crane for this link.

"It takes powerful air conditioning to keep the technology testing gear cool at PC Week Labs in Foster City. The chill in the conference room had a different source.

"You couldn't miss the mutual disdain as several Microsoft Corp. managers faced off with several members of the loose-knit but increasingly effective community that has been pushing the GNU/Linux operating system -- usually known as just plain Linux -- as a competitor to Microsoft's Windows NT."

"While this confrontation may have limited meaning as a real-world battle of technologies -- benchmarks have well-known limitations -- it's another milestone in the progress of a powerful movement."

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