"Once the province of rebel programmers that championed the free software, these
days Linux is supported by profit-oriented, blue-chip companies. The semiannual
LinuxWorld Expo showcases booths from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Compaq
Computer, among others.
``Linux is moving into the mainstream,'' said Ross Mauri, a vice president at IBM,
which plans to spend a billion dollars this year developing and deploying Linux
and Linux-based applications." Read the full story at SiliconValley.com.