Computerworld: Opinion: Second Look at Linux Proves Persuasive
Sep 30, 2006, 12:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Back in 1991, a brilliant and determined 21-year-old computer
science student at the University of Helsinki had an idea. From
what I understand, Linus Torvalds was unhappy with MS-DOS, and
since he was already familiar with Unix, he decided to try his hand
at creating his own PC-style operating system. He did just that and
called it Linux.
"Linux has since evolved to become ever more refined and useful.
Distributed as open-source, Linux is the product of the combined
brainpower of millions of brilliant programmers around the world,
each making a contribution to it. It has reached the point where
some foresee that it will become a serious threat to