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10 September 1998

The always-entertaining Robert X Cringley has written one of the most intelligent mainstream pieces on Linux and Linus Trovalds we've seen. It mainly covers what Microsoft might do to try to squash Linux now that it's on the radar screen. A no-holds-barred FUD campaign, probably.

Compaq and Microsoft have announced that they will be working to incorporate some Digital Unix and VMS technologies into Windows NT, and some NT features into its Unix.

Mentioned yesterday, Sun's Project Cascade is being pitched as "we can do NT better than NT can."

Specs for third-generation wireless terminals (phones that work to other types of data transfer) are being put together, and manufacturers are shopping for operatig systems. PersonalJava, Epoc32, WinCE, and even new proprietary OSes are being considered.

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