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eWeek: LinuxWorld showcases what's ahead for the OS

Feb 02, 2001, 20:58 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"The recurrent theme at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here this week is that the open-source operating system has come of age in the enterprise...."

"Five years ago I would have worried that a single company like IBM might want -- and be able -- to dominate Linux," Torvalds told eWEEK. "But we are now long past that point. The pervasive spirit of openness and the licensing restrictions will ensure this. The $1 billion IBM is putting behind its Linux platform is really, in the big picture, not that much...."

"Asked to comment on the huge growth in the operating system, Torvalds said it was "great to see how Linux has opened doors for so many people in so many places of the world. People anywhere can take the operating system and customize it to their particular needs. That is very exciting to me."

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