May 17, 2001

Linux takes Hollywood by storm

Author: JT Smith

Wall Street Journal (via ZDNet): An ugly green ogre named Shrek may make an impression when he arrives in
theaters nationwide Friday. He might also spook some people in the computer
industry.

The ornery, mud-loving creature morphs into a romantic hero through some of the richest digital
animation yet created. Producer DreamWorks SKG gives considerable credit for the performance
to another transformation -- animators' use of the free Linux operating system instead of software
from the likes of Microsoft Corp. and Silicon Graphics Inc."

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