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Investment.com: Linux - Penguin Or Turkey?

Jan 30, 2000, 15:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Tari)

"The first in a three part series looking at Linux, the operating system (OS) that is rocking the stock market. This week in part one, we look at the question that has investors and analysts alike scratching their head: Why is Linux so hot?"

"Many investors and not just amateur investors, have been left confused at recent Internet company valuations. On the face of it, Linux valuations are particularly difficult since the basis of Linux itself is that it is freely distributed and can't be copyrighted."

"One view is that Linux might expect to overtake Microsoft sooner rather than later. According to estimates from Linux advocacy groups, Linux is due to do so by 2005, assumning this rate of growth continues unchecked."

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