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ZD Anchordesk: New Linux Battle Cry: We Will Crush Microsoft

Apr 20, 1999, 08:21 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

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"Do you suppose David taunted Goliath before he hurled that rock? That's the rough equivalent of what Linux creator Linus Torvalds did at Spring Comdex yesterday when he predicted his maverick operating system will crush Microsoft."

"Will that be enough for the open source OS to clobber Windows? Truth is, the job just got harder. One thing that really motivates Microsoft is competition. And with his "we will crush them" remarks, Linus Torvalds threw down the gauntlet. The same way Netscape did when it boasted its browser would crush Microsoft. The same way Sun did when it said Java would stomp Windows. The same way Lotus did when it said Notes would trample Exchange."

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