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Linux attracting attention

As the operating system makes inroads in the mainstream and its popularity grows, even gamers, hackers and virus writers are taking notice.

As the operating system makes inroads in the mainstream and its popularity grows, even gamers, hackers and virus writers are taking notice.

Standardized Linux gains support
Four new versions of Linux comply with standards that make it easier to ensure software will run on different companies' versions of the Unix clone.
October 8, 2002

Xbox version of Linux finished
A hacker group says it's done with a version of Linux for the Microsoft game console, enabling the device to be used for office applications, the Internet, e-mail or even as a server.
October 8, 2002

Sun CEO: We're "good enough"
Scott McNealy reiterates plans to sell desktop PCs running Linux and says an early push to get customers on the high-end Solaris OS may have been a mistake.
October 8, 2002

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Linux company plans Windows move
SWsoft, whose software effectively lets several copies of Linux run simultaneously on the same Intel server, plans two expansions next year: to Windows and to Itanium processors.
October 4, 2002

Virus writers get Slapper happy
Internet vandals continue to modify the recent Slapper worm and have sent at least four new variants of the hostile Linux program into the electronic wilds.
October 4, 2002