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News.com: Linux: freeware–at a price

“Linux is leaving its freeware image behind as companies try to
make money off the operating system’s growing popularity.”

“Driving the movement is the growing interest of big
corporations in Linux as an alternative to Microsoft’s Windows NT
and to other versions of Unix.

“To appeal to big business, Linux resellers are bolstering
customer service offerings to provide the round-the-clock support
that large corporations have come to expect from technology
providers.”

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