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All eyes on Linux, Windows

With a strong presence at Comdex and a planned IPO, open-source operating system Linux is gaining ground as Microsoft plays down its recent woes and talks up its February release of Windows 2000.

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With a strong presence at Comdex and a planned IPO, open-source operating system Linux is gaining ground as Microsoft plays down its recent woes and talks up its February release of Windows 2000.

"Windows 2000 is the most important product we've done since Windows 95."

- Steve Ballmer, Microsoft president

 


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Intel adds to Linux investments with eSoft
Intel invests in eSoft, a maker of Linux-based servers for small businesses, the chip giant's fourth Linux investment.

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