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SJ Mercury/Reuters: Microsoft ruling puts Linux show in limelight

“Companies championing the Linux computer operating system as a
challenger to Windows are meeting in Montreal this week, hoping
last week’s antitrust ruling against Microsoft Corp. will revive
their flagging stock market fortunes.”

“A string of Linux heavyweights — including Corel Corp., Red
Hat Inc. and VA Linux Systems Inc. — will highlight their
achievements at Linux Expo 2000, which opens Monday, wishing, no
doubt, that Microsoft’s pain will mean a gain for companies that
sell Linux open-source software or services….”

“The bloom is definitely off the rose,” said Bajarin. While
Linux is making advances in the server market, he said it has
stalled in the valuable desktop market because there are several
different versions, or user interfaces, including one developed by
Corel.”


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