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Wired: One Word For You, Son: Linux

“Recipe for wealth, circa January 2000: Write press release,
mention “Linux” prominently throughout. Wait for stock price to
soar.”

“That formula seemed to work for online publisher Salon.com
Wednesday. The company saw its stock price jump more than 50
percent after announcing an agreement to provide news for the Web
site of Linux distributor Red Hat Software….”

What used to be ‘dot-com’ mania — where every firm tried
to add dot-com to its name — has now gotten a sibling: Linux
mania, in which every company will want to add the word ‘Linux’ to
its activities
,” predicts UCLA finance professor Ivo Welch,
who follows new stocks.”

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