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San Diego Union Tribune: Linux code warriors march to the beat of a different drum

May 02, 2001, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kathryn Balint)

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Here's another Linux backgrounder about the "ragtag army of rebels that uses Linux rather than a Microsoft operating system to run their desktop computers" from an outsider's perspective that nevertheless says no matter how "daunting" and "scary" Linux and its community of users may be, people had "better get used to it."

Some interesting things it draws the casual observer's attention to include:

  • reliability
  • the presence of Linux in embedded systems (like the TiVO)
  • cost savings
  • code availability with Open Source software
  • some links San Diego area Linux users may find useful

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