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IDG.au: More Linux lunacy

Dec 13, 1999, 01:39 (2 Talkback[s])

"Investors may or may not know Linus Torvalds from a penguin, but they can't wait to snap up Linux-related stock. After VA Linux made stock market history yesterday with the biggest first-day gain ever - giving the company a market value of nearly $US10 billion - the media rushed in to explain What It All Means. Depending on what you read, it portends either that Linux is the future of computing or that investors have abandoned good sense to jump on the overcrowded open-source bandwagon..."

"Steve Gelsi at CBS MarketWatch reported good Linux PR. "It's seen as faster and cheaper than Microsoft's Windows NT," said Gelsi. "VA Linux is certainly capitalising on the belief that Linux can compete effectively against Microsoft's widely adopted offerings.""

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