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Contra Costa Times: Versatility, Cost Spark Linux Fever

Aug 25, 2003, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"BART depends on it. So do scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. From Wall Street brokerage firms to Hollywood animators, the Linux operating system, once a hobby for Microsoft foes, has evolved into a potent force in the high-tech industry.

"Here in the East Bay, technology companies such as Dublin-based Sybase Inc. and Pleasanton's Accpac International Inc. are fueling that force as they rapidly deploy software and other tools for Linux.

"These East Bay firms, along with such high-tech titans as IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., are turning their efforts toward a free operating system that has grabbed the attention of cash-conscious businesses looking for cheaper alternatives to Microsoft and Unix computer servers..."

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