March 29, 2004

Linux Fortunes Rising But Uncertainties Abound

It might have seemed to be the best possible week for boosters of the Linux open-source operating system.

As their nemesis, 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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