"Linux runs the Google servers that manage billions of searches
each day. It also runs the TiVo digital video recorder, the
Motorola Razr cellphone and countless other electronic devices.
"But why would anyone want to use Linux, an open-source
operating system, to run a PC? 'For a lot of people,' said Jim
Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, 'Linux is a
political idea--an idea of freedom. They don't want to be tied to
Microsoft or Apple. They want choice. To them it's a greater
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