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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