Profiles Linux and how it was given away on the Internet by Netscape as part of its so‐called browser war with Microsoft. Looks at the growth and future of free systems, discussing them in full. Shows, in three highlighted boxes, source code and open source definitions; copyleft — a definition, and hacker — a definition. Looks at various terms such as: support sellers; loss leader; widget fronting; accessorizing; and service enabler. Sums up that only now are people beginning to understand what the Internet offers.
The Antidote – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 1, 2000
Keywords: Internet; Information technology; Information services