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LA Times: Companies Form Group to Promote Linux

[ Thanks to Paul
Eggert
for this link. ]

LA Times staff writer Stanley Holmes writes:

“IBM Corp., Red Hat Inc. and 45 other companies formed a group
to promote the Linux operating system in new appliances, wireless
phones and other technology devices. It’s another sign of the
growing demand for Linux, an alternative operating system that may
eventually be a strong rival to Microsoft Corp.”

“‘In the Internet [age], everyone has a chance again,’ said Ken
Anderson, vice president of information services for Novell.
The fact that Red Hat can now challenge Microsoft would have
been considered ludicrous three years ago.
This is a
fundamental shift.'”

“The emergence of the Internet, Microsoft’s draining antitrust
battle and the rise of Linux–all have reshaped the role of
operating systems, experts say.”

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