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The Penguin's Revenge

Look out, Microsoft. Linux may soon power more servers than you.

This story appears in the July 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The Linux operating system may be growing like crazy, but the news hasn't been that great lately for last year's crop of Linux-something start-ups. They're closing, merging or laying off employees-just like their dotcom customers.

But even amid the economic downturn, installations of Linux OS, its applications and related hardware have continued to grow at startling rates. Linux technology is still being enthusiastically supported by thousands of programmers who volunteer their time to upgrade, test and extend it simply for the privilege of using it for free.

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