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Oct 04, 1999, 21:27 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Although the open-source nature of Linux is attractive to a Web-minded IT community, most in the industry agree that the operating system cannot compete with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows on notebook computers..."

"There is a lack of mainstream technical support on Linux, which is not a level of support that the typical commercial user is used to seeing," said Chuck Dourlat, director of strategic marketing at Compaq. "This is a grassroots effort that is directed towards high-end users..."

""Linux is not mobile-savvy," said Marc Jourlait, director of HP's mobile-computing division. "Our concern is standardization and the ability of Linux to work across multiple platforms."

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