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Linux: Poised for World Domination?A revolution is sweeping the software world -- one that threatens to pull even the mighty Microsoft Corporation from its throne. Bill Gates and his company's rule over the software industry through their tight control of Microsoft Windows is facing their biggest challenge ever -- a new competitor that can't be bought, coopted, or manipula ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by HarperBusiness (first published 2000)
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Jun 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Obviously, working in the industry all my life made this a winner for me - its a history book, and pretty much pulls together much that I thought was common knowledge, and that I didn't know. Wonder of wonders, it also mentions manuals and documentation ;).
A good book to recommend to people who can't figure out what Open Source or FSM is., and who suspect that you are really working in Millinery! Appropriately I read this on my Kindle.
Peter Wayner takes you through the history and the feelings a
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A must-read if you want to know more about the communities that make free software possible, or if you have an interest in DIY culture overall. Free? What is wrong with you people? ;-D
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