The Seattle Times: The Penguin in Portland

Microsoft Grass-Roots Rival Linux Thriving in Portland

[ Thanks to K.
for this link. ]

“There’s a new rivalry brewing between Seattle and Portland, and
it makes the Sonics and Trail Blazers look like kissing

“Portland has quietly become the world hub for Linux, computer
software that’s now the biggest threat to Microsoft…”

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Q&A: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

Q. Why did you choose to live in Portland, and
what’s your impression so far of the Northwest? One person told me
you moved there because it looks like Finland. Is that true?

A. Well, the Northwest is certainly more like
Finland in the sense that California is not like Finland…”

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