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Torvalds' Baby Comes Of Age

BusinessWeek has interviewed Linus Torvalds about the progress and spread of Linux and what it means to us all.
The Linux pioneer sees wide acceptance for open-source software and tools. But converting the masses is still challenging

No matter what strides the new generation of open-source companies make, they all owe a big debt to Linus Torvalds. In 1991 the Finnish programmer started Linux as a project at the University of Helsinki. Fourteen years later the reverberations are still being felt. Thanks to support from giant companies such as Dell Computer (DELL ) and IBM (IBM ), Linux is now commonplace on big corporate servers — posting 11 consecutive quarters of growth, according to market researcher IDC.

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