TechWeek: Linux in the Limelight

“It’s a long way from a penguin in every PC, but the Windows
alternative gains ground”

“Led by open-source evangelist Eric S. Raymond costumed as
Obi-Wan ‘May the Open Source be with you’ Kenobi, demonstrators
last week descended on the Microsoft office in Foster City carrying
banners with slogans such as ‘Linux: choice of the GNU generation’
and ‘What part of `refund’ didn’t you understand?'”

“It took me six phone calls to the patient tech support folks at
VA Research (www.varesearch.com) and a lot of tinkering, but I
finally succeeded in importing a Microsoft Word 97 document into a
Linux-based word processor.”


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