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PC World: Linux, Linux Everywhere; Is it really the year for Unix?...

Nov 19, 1999, 16:17 (1 Talkback[s])
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"This is surely the year of Linux, judging by Fall Comdex '99. The open-source operating system is all over the show this week, including at a keynote address, that great litmus test of buzz. Linux creator Linus Torvalds spoke to a packed ballroom Monday, and the head of application-maker Corel Corp., among others, declared that Linux's time is now."

"DOS had 10 years, Windows has had the last 10 years and now it's time for Linux," said Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel."

"Linux is an open OS that has made inroads in the server market, but has lagged on the desktop. The knock against Linux has long been that it is too difficult to work with and that there are no applications for it."

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