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Reuters: Big business tries to tame Linux

Jul 26, 1999, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There's a clash of technology cultures brewing as big business ponders ways of making money out of Linux, a free computer operating system that's taking a run at the all encompassing Windows program by Microsoft Corp."

" Wall Street tries to move into the driver's seat, will the ideology of free sharing that built Linux become road kill?

"Andrew J. Hutton is determined to prevent that.

"The chief executive of Achilles Internet Ltd., an Internet service provider based in Ottawa, organized a Linux Symposium last week in Ottawa to advance work done by programmers who volunteer their time to improve Linux.

"A rarity among the growing number of events devoted to the system, the symposium shunned the traditional trade show corporate presence of brochures and booths to focus solely on technology."

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