Linux Inc

Business Week has a cover story on Linux: “Put bluntly, Linux has turned pro. Torvalds now has a team of lieutenants, nearly all of them employed by tech companies, that oversees development of top-priority projects. Tech giants such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel are clustered around the Finn, contributing technology, marketing muscle, and thousands of professional programmers…The result is a much more powerful Linux. The software is making its way into everything from Motorola cell phones and Mitsubishi robots to eBay servers and the NASA supercomputers that run space-shuttle simulations. Its growing might is shaking up the technology industry, challenging Microsoft Corp.’s dominance and offering up a new model for creating software. Indeed, Torvalds’ onetime hobby has become Linux Inc.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.