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Linux Weekly News for March 22, 2001

Mar 22, 2001, 08:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)

Leading items and editorials: Who really is the leading distributor? What software is running inside your TV? and CLIQ closes in.

"Who really is the leading distributor? This week SuSE put out a press release on the latest PC Data report. SuSE certainly has reason to brag: according to this report, SuSE now has 48% of the U.S. retail Linux market. That's a full 20% above the nearest competitor. Not bad for a company which recently shut down most of its U.S. presence...."

"What software is running inside your TV? In June, 2000, LWN disagreed (lightly) Richard Stallman regarding this quote:

I'm less concerned with what happens with embedded systems than I am with real computers. The real reason for this is the moral issues about software freedom are much more significant for computers that users see as a computer. And so I'm not really concerned with what's running inside my microwave oven."

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