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SRO: Feb. 17 D-Day, Linux enthusiasts start planning for alternatives to Microsoft’s Win2K launch.

With a month to go until Microsoft officially launches
Windows 2000, some Linux stalwarts are realizing there’s not much
time left to capitalize on a golden PR opportunity.

“Linux enthusiast Deepak Saxena is attempting to rally the
troops to create some alternative publicity on or around
Microsoft’s Feb. 17 launch date. Saxena has created a web site
where corporate sponsors, Linux User Groups and other interested
parties can link up and organize.”

“We’re not trying to say Microsoft/Bad; Linux/Good,” says
Saxena. “This is more about showing that there’s an alternative.
Especially for small businesses–we want to show them they have a
choice. Many people have heard about Linux but haven’t seen it in
action.”

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