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CNET News.com: The week in review: Linux stocks rocket

Dec 11, 1999, 22:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The jaw-breaking pop came one day after another Linux IPO, the debut of programmer information site Andover.Net, surged 250 percent."

"What is Wall Street thinking? Linux is comparatively little-used in the computing industry, except in server computers, where most think the so-called open-source software performs well...."

"Meanwhile, tensions over control of the Java programming came to a head. Creator Sun Microsystems backed out of a highly publicized effort to turn Java into an industry standard, which would have meant ceding some control to other companies. At the same time, IBM, Sun's biggest disciple in preaching the Java gospel, refused to support Sun's latest edition of the software, a version called Java 2 Enterprise Edition that's designed for use in servers."

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