February 2, 2001

Major deal moves Linux into prime time

Author: JT Smith

From OSOpinion.com: "A slew of partnerships and investments announced at the LinuxWorld Expo, which opened Wednesday in New York and runs
through Friday, prove that Linux has not simply arrived -- it is now part of computing's mainstream.

The Expo's first day has been marked by a number of announcements from major high-tech firms including IBM, Compaq
Computer and Hewlett Packard, each of which has pledged sizeable investments in the Open Source operating system.

The increasing interest in Linux among New Economy bellwethers indicates that the freely distributed operating system,
invented by Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds 11 years ago, has catapulted its way into many corporate data
centers and expanded well beyond the academic research centers where it once resided."


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