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Computerworld.NZ: Linux Brain Training Better than No-Brainer: de Salis

Apr 03, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Beyond the attraction of open source per se and the pricing of Linux, its popularity is building for one very conventional reason, says longtime Unix user Roger de Salis.

"'It's the same reason Microsoft succeeded with Windows or Sun with Solaris. They [the builders of open source software] understand applications,' says de Salis, a one-time staffer at Cisco and involved in InternetNZ.

"What the user wants is a good repertoire of applications, he says. Linux has now reached critical mass in that respect..."

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