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CBS MarketWatch: Are we facing Linux overload?

Dec 16, 1999, 16:26 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Clabaugh)

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"No matter how much of a threat Linux is to Microsoft, one thing it can't be is "the next Microsoft". As an operating system, it could give mighty Windows a good run for the money, but as a business, all the companies lining up behind the new operating system can't. And that's the argument Morningstar columnist Pat Dorsey makes."

"So what's the worry? Companies like Red Hat...and VA Linux...have rocketed to nosebleed levels after going public on investor optimism about Linux, and Dorsey thinks a lot of people will end up losing sleep and/or money over betting against Microsoft this way. He says the Linux Mania is just that, a mania."

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