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Ottawa Citizen: Understanding Linux

Sep 20, 1999, 13:57 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Hein)

[ Thanks to Charles MacDonald for this link. ]

"Curious about Linux? You're not the only one. Every stock-trading business person, Internet addict or newspaper-reading Luddite is curious about the operating system. They're kicking themselves for not buying shares when the stock prices of Linux distributor Red Hat jumped from $14 to more than $100 in one month. But they have no idea, beyond the hype, what is driving the stock."

"Most information you read on Linux will tell you that geeks love it, many large companies use it, and it's used by more than half the world's system administrators. Articles about it are filled with financial figures or talk about new releases. As a result, most people figure, "It's kinda like DOS."

"No. Not exactly."

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