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MacDiscussion: Powerful Simplicity: Linux and Apple - A Future Together

Aug 15, 1999, 05:39 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Apple has been hard at work to court the Linux crowd for a very important reason - the future of Apple's OS and business strategy is counting on attracting Linux people. Right now, Linux is very hot and is attracting all kinds of technical minds across the country and the number is growing exponentially. Linux represents an incredible raw power that can do incredible things if harnessed right.

"But Linux can only do so much without the mainstream applications like Microsoft Office."

"Apple's salvo into the Linux nest has been with its open source effort which has attracted an unprecedented amount of interest in Apple's OS X Server."

"Apple's release of an industrial strength OS that offers the simplicity and low cost maintenance of a Macintosh combined with the power of Unix and the blessing and support of the hottest open source community is a formidable combination."

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