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Linux Foundation: the kernel is worth $1.4 billion

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| The Linux Foundation has published the results of a study that the
| organization conducted in order to compute the approximate financial value of
| the Linux platform. Based on the results of the study, the Linux Foundation
| has concluded that it would cost $1.4 billion to develop the Linux kernel
| from scratch and $10.8 billion to develop the complete platform stack.
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...4-billion.html

But according to the Munchkins and their masters in Redmond, if it's Free
software, it can't have value.


Recent:

Microsoft market cap drops below $200 billion

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| Tech stocks was hit once again hard during a rough trading session that
| shaved 514.45 points from the Dow and 80.93 points from the Nasdaq index. A
| quick look at stock values revealed a few winners and losers so far this
| month.
|
| On the winning side are Motorola, Ebay, Apple, Cisco, Google, Novell and
| Oracle, all of which were able to either keep their stock values stable or
| even showed a slight increase during this shaky month.
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http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39858/122/


Microsoft loses 90 Billion Dollars

http://slated.org/microsoft_loses_90_billion_dollars
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