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internetnews.com: 2004: The Year Open Source Changed Everything

May 24, 2004, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Technology scribes and big thinkers alike will look back on 2004 as one of those pivotal years when the tectonic plates shifted beneath the computing industry.

"Like 1981, when IBM's fateful decision to license an operating system from a then-unknown company gave rise to Microsoft, or, in 1995, when the Netscape IPO primed the tech stock frenzy, 2004 may also rank as a standout year.

"(And I'm not even talking about the Sun/Microsoft settlement, which, so far, is more talk than action--save for a fat check from Microsoft to end another lawsuit...)"

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