pma-la at milleng.com.au
Tue Dec 18 14:29:43 WST 2007
When people talk of the so-called lack of penetration of desktop Linux
I'd like them to remember just how far Linux and FOSS have come.
For those who don't remember the switch from vendor-specific proprietary
OS's to Unix I would point out that it took some 14+ years after Unix
was written for it to begin to be considered a "serious" server
platform. Software changes fast, but IT departments do not ;-)
I remember wanting to use Linux as the basis for IT products back in
1994/1995 at which point people thought I was crazy... now a consumer PC
with broad distribution and strong marketing relies on Linux!
2008 will be a great year yet for FOSS I suspect,
> Saw the Linux powered Eee in today's West Australian..
> In a Myer advertisement.. $499..
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