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Droht der Linux-Standart auseinanderzufallen?
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- From: Johannes Ulbricht <Johannes_Ulbricht@csi.com>
- Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 09:53:20 +0200
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Title: Supporters of Linux Worry That Commercialization Could Bring Cha
Resource Type: News Article
Date: October 18, 1999
Source: NYT (Free Registration Required)
Author: LAWRENCE M. FISHER
Keywords: LINUX ,COMPUTER OPERATI,COMPATIBLITY ,STANDARDS
Graying nerds who recall the Balkanization of Unix into a slew of incompatible
operating systems may be reliving history with the proliferation of Linux
Just as Unix once promised to be the lingua franca of open systems, the Linux
operating system, itself a variant of Unix, has been held out as standard for
open-source movement. But there is growing concern that just as the Unix world
slid into chaos like a modern Tower of Babel, the commercialization of Linux
lead to systems that cannot understand each other.
Open systems promised to free computer users from the software tyranny of
systems like the IBM's mainframes and the Digital Equipment's minicomputers.
Open-source software is based on the concept of making a program's underlying
code freely available and readily modifiable by anyone. It has been promoted as
a way of challenging the dominance of the Microsoft's Windows.
Added: Tue Oct 19 15:4:22 -040 1999
Contributed by: David Dillard