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Sep 30, 1999, 05:10 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Describing the current IT channel as a "closed shop for all but the big shop fronts", Interweb director Steve O'Connor perceives Linux as an opportunity to work in the international arena. "The broad reach of the Internet, combined with the network capabilities of Unix in general, place you a lot closer to your customers. Linux can really open up your market," said O'Connor..."

""This new world demands a higher level of skill and speed. It will mercilessly devour those organisations that don't measure up technically, while offering much greater rewards for those that do." Interweb's call comes as a growing number of channel companies begin to seriously investigate Linux..."

"In addition, the Linux interest coincides with news last week of Gateway's plan to join the throng of PC vendors supporting the platform. The direct vendor said it will provide Red Hat Software's version of Linux 6.0 on its Advanced Logic Research Gateway servers when asked by customers."

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