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AP/Australian IT: Will EU Ruling Boost Linux?

Mar 29, 2004, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"At first glance it appears the European Union's decision to fine Microsoft could aid the uptake of its open source rival Linux.

"As Microsoft, was getting sanctioned by Europe for anticompetitive trespasses, computer giant Hewlett-Packard gave Linux a new vote of confidence, and the largest Linux distributor posted strong financial results.

"Yet uncertainty still surrounds the community-built software's ability to chip away at Windows' dominance, particularly on desktop computers..."

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