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Boston Business Journal: Applix, others see bright future riding Linux wave

Sep 20, 1999, 15:19 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Now the ever-fickle world of high tech is fixated on the Linux operating system and its potential as a serious threat to Microsoft Corp.'s lead in the operating system area."

"Already, local companies are marketing Linux-based applications and services and are betting that not only has the operating system arrived, but that businesses' acceptance of Linux is causing cracks in Microsoft's industry armor."

"The big thing is that it has crept into organizations because it's stable and capable of running different architectures," said R.J. Grandpre, vice president for sales and marketing of Linux products at Applix Inc., which makes Linux-based business software and web applications. "It's made it credible that there are other choices besides Windows."

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