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So Long, and Thanks for All the Penguins

“In my last Linux & Open Source newsletter, I’d like to
thank the tens of thousands of subscribers who have read loyally
over the last eight years.

“It was a thrill to cover this market as it built critical mass
during the dot-com era, through the post-bubble downturn and now
into a new era of virtualization, desktop rejuvenation and data
center dominance. The first Network World Fusion Focus on Linux
reflected the open, free nature of the market, with a look at how
to turn a Linux box into a router. Subsequent topics ranged from
outrageous Linux company IPOs in the late 1990s, IBM’s dramatic bet
on Linux as a strategic platform in the early 2000s, and the
emergence of Linux into every conceivable hardware
platform–servers, PCs, mainframes, midranges, cell phones,
wristwatches, routers, TiVOs and animatronic fish. We also had some
fun with SCO along the way…”


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