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CNET: The Time of the penguin

Aug 24, 2001, 16:19 (17 Talkback[s])

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"Ten years later, Torvalds continues to release new versions of Linux every few weeks, but he was wrong when he predicted it would be just a hobby. The operating system has lured countless programmers, spawned numerous start-ups, clawed its way into the product lines of the biggest computer sellers, and won a place in the center of the most entrenched computing company of them all, IBM.

It's a rags-to-riches story, but in the next decade, Linux fans will have to work to keep their momentum.

Among the hurdles: Microsoft has begun waging serious war and is working to undermine Linux's legal foundation. And, many of the companies trying to capitalize on Linux's popularity are struggling to survive an economic downturn."

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