In Brief: Aug. 28, 2000

THE PENGUIN THAT ROARED Linux, the little operating system that could, is catching up with big siblings Windows and Macintosh. Last week high-tech heavyweights IBM and Dell announced new deals to sell Linux servers, and a host of other firms declared their support for Gnome, a Windows-like user interface for Linux. Unlike its stuffier competitors, Linux is free, and was developed collaboratively by an international community of hackers. Also unlike its competitors, it has a funky penguin as a mascot.

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