Ottawa Citizen: Understanding Linux

[ Thanks to Charles
for this link. ]

“Curious about Linux? You’re not the only one. Every
stock-trading business person, Internet addict or newspaper-reading
Luddite is curious about the operating system. They’re kicking
themselves for not buying shares when the stock prices of Linux
distributor Red Hat jumped from $14 to more than $100 in one month.
But they have no idea, beyond the hype, what is driving the

“Most information you read on Linux will tell you that geeks
love it, many large companies use it, and it’s used by more than
half the world’s system administrators. Articles about it are
filled with financial figures or talk about new releases. As a
result, most people figure, “It’s kinda like DOS.”

“No. Not exactly.”