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2005: Any doubt about Linux being a major business player is smashed by Linus Torvalds appearance on the cover of BusinessWeek. The tagline? Linux Inc.
2007: The Open Handset Alliance, which includes Google and numerous hardware vendors, announces Android, arguably the most popular
2008: The New York Stock Exchange, soon to be followed by many of the other major stock exchanges of the world, switches to Linux for its core operating system. Linux isn't becoming big business. Linux is big business.