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TechWeb: Big Vendors Have Win-Win Strategy With Linux

Aug 18, 2000, 12:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Antone Gonsalves)

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"Major corporations joining the Linux love feast this week managed to quietly support their own agendas while boosting the operating system and its open-source contributors."

"The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, which ended Thursday, drew support from Hewlett-Packard Co. (stock: HWP), Palo Alto, Calif.; IBM Corp. (stock: IBM); and Sun Microsystems Inc. (stock: SUNW), Palo Alto."

"The highest profile event in which the competitors walked arm in arm was the announcement of their participation in the Gnome Foundation, an open-source group that would steer development of a desktop user interface for Linux. Gnome competes with KDE, the second major Linux desktop GUI."

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