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Byte.com: LinuxWorld 2000 N.Y Show Report

Feb 14, 2000, 18:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

"Linus Torvalds, figurehead of Linux and primary warrior in the battle to do Wintel one better, gave an interesting, if atypically lengthy keynote speech at LinuxWorld. He got up on stage to relate the progress of the latest kernel, and to also address something that's been bothering him: Hollywood, and its battle with the DVD hacker community...."

"In his strongest words yet, Linus spoke out about and against the pressure on DeCSS, and the motivations behind it. Although it's a typical day to take potshots at Microsoft (the shots unerringly hit a target that's the size of Mount Everest), it's been unusual to hear such fervor applied."

"Oh, and the kernel's going to be a bit late, but worth waiting for. The 2.4 release, which has been in the womb for a while, looks as though it'll arrive slightly after the birth of the Big Dog, Windows 2000. A gentle labor is hoped for both. I think I already know which one will look cuter."

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