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USA Today/AP: IBM lends Linux cachet at LinuxWorld Expo

Feb 01, 2001, 20:02 (7 Talkback[s])

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"It wasn't long ago that operating systems trying to compete against Microsoft's Windows weren't given much of a chance. That's not the case at this week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo where IBM led the charge of major technology companies now embracing an operating system whose basic instructions are in the public domain."

"Linux, developed in the early 1990s by Linus Torvalds, is a so-called "open source" language whose basic instructions, are developed by volunteers and owned by no one individual or company."

"Over time, Linux has proven to be highly reliable for running business networks, Internet servers and even personal computers. Its many uses are no longer understood and valued solely by hobbyists and computer professionals."

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