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Jun 19, 1999, 14:24 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Schumaker)

Thanks to tanner for this link.

"Most Americans hold a certain amount of reverance for Consumer Reports magazine, or at least I think they do. As stated in the preface to the 1999 Home Computer Buying Guide, "CR is a comprehensive source of unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. Since 1936, our mission has been to test products, inform the public, and protect consumers."

"Yesterday, I found myself browsing the magazine section of a neighborhood grocery store, waiting out the rain, looking for nothing in particular. I came across the '99 computer guide, opened it to the index, and looked for Linux. Nothing!"

"And what exactly is an operating system? According to Consumer Reports, "Windows 98, which comes installed in most computers intended for home use, is known as the computer's operating system (OS)."

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