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Computing Canada: Open Source Makes Big Business Inroads

“Advocates come in all political shapes and sizes, but Russell
Pavlicek is in the business of teaching others how to start a quiet
revolution in support of Linux.”

“It’s the opinion of market analysts that no technology can
invade the desktop unless they have a huge marketing organization,”
said Pavlicek, speaking during a seminar at Comdex Canada 2000
recently….”

“It’s interesting to have Compaq promoting it so strongly. We
also see IBM being very pro-Linux in their messaging as well. I
think to some degree the danger these organizations have is they
want to be seen as highly Linux-friendly, but they have to do it in
such a way it doesn’t impact their other operating system
strategies.

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