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MS vs. Linux

CNET's Charles Cooper wonders if Linux can survive the Redmond death ray. There doesn't seem to be any reason for Linux not to survive in some form, specially with IBM, Sun, et al, behind it. The real question is whether it can survive as it is, or if it will be co-opted by a few big corporations (like IBM, Sun, etc.) and lose its current "grasroots" model. The cynic in me says yes, but I certainly hope it doesn't happen. Regardless of its use Linux is a balancing force in software and if we don't have it then something else will have to emerge to save the world from becoming a Microsoft subsidiary.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 17 2002 at 7:26 PM

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