Boulder Business Report: Circle of believers in no-cost Linux growing

“In the computer world, if you’re cool, you talk about Linux. If
you’re really cool, you know how to pronounce it (LINNucks). If
you’re majorly cool, you bought stock last month in Red Hat Inc.,
the first Linux software seller to go public….”

“Thousands of techies have contributed to Linux, creating an
operating system that, unlike Microsoft systems, is virtually
crash-free. Also unlike Microsoft, Linux is free to anyone who
wants to download it from the Web….”

Linux’s niche is in network systems and Web servers for
business. Microsoft has tried to move into that area with its
Windows NT system, but hasn’t endeared itself to techies.