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Notorious and self-confessed capitalist tool Forbes* magazine has produced a Linux special report and - good heavens - it seems fair and positive. Not only that - the headlines and straplines on the intro page sound positively like an advertisement for Linux.

For example, "Now everyone can find what they want with a much wider range of possibilities than on PCs." Or, "There are more options for Web-browsing with Unix than with Windows. Better yet, they're good ones."

And of Red Hat: "Red Hat lives in Microsoft's crosshair. The tiny software firm is part of a group of Linux allies slowly chipping away at Microsoft's dominance." We've got whole sections on support for Linux from Dell (OK, so maybe they were misinformed), Oracle, Sun and IBM, and a piece entitled "Linux gets friendlier - free registration required." Which does kind of suggest that Forbes doesn't quite get Free Software yet, but it's surely trying. Our good friends at /. are at this very moment discussing the possibly Damascene but probably commerce-driven conversion of Forbes here, at this very moment. ®

* The Register has an improbable and not entirely positive relationship with Forbes. Our bijou French officette is maybe 20km from Steve Forbes' chateau at Balleroy, whence - in the summer - come many hot air balloons. These babies don't make a whole lot of noise, but they do spend a hell of a long time not going very far, not very fast, while emitting an irritating and extended drone. Many's the time we've considered taking advantage of France's extended hunting season by 'accidentally' downing one of the suckers, the possibility of the vehicle containing Steve and maybe some of his billionaire chums (Bill, please god, Bill?) being merely an added extra. We haven't done it yet, but if you're reading this Steve, respect the neighbours, just to be on the safe side, OK?

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