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Dec 13, 1999, 18:38 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"So there I was, standing in one of those seemingly endless lines at CompUSA, waiting to purchase a Christmas present for my son. Anyone who's ventured into an actual brick-and-mortar retailer this season know that the trend this year is to clutter the check-out area as much as possible -- even to the point where it's a physically uncomfortable situation."

"As we were standing there, my wife pointed out a copy of TurboLinux 4.0 sitting on a bottom rack, mostly because she suffers a heightened sensitivity to penguins as a result of me dragging home every possible penguin plushie and figurine from trade shows. (OK, I might have gone overboard when I picked up some penguin ornaments for the Christmas tree at Target.) Before I had a chance to respond, the guy in front of me in line blurted out, "Yeah, I wish I had some of that stock...."

"And besides, everyone I know who's interested in Linux comes from an investment viewpoint, not a user viewpoint," he quickly added. "Everyone knows that Linux is for geeks and servers."

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