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The Times (UK): Finnish programmer costs Microsoft dear

Feb 22, 1999, 12:20 (8 Talkback[s])

"A program invented by a Finnish computer hacker and handed out free in 1991 cost investors in Microsoft $11 billion (£6.75 billion) this week."

"Despite its humble origins, Linux is now seen as a threat to Microsoft's top-end Windows NT system. The share price of Microsoft, the world's biggest company, slumped 3 per cent alone on Thursday after IBM, the industry's early pioneer, announced it would start selling Linux with its corporate computer networks - an area presently dominated by Microsoft's Windows NT."

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