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Re: Linux in 20 Years

__/ [billwg] on Friday 14 October 2005 14:40 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dio4gf$3f8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Slashdot, minutes ago:
>> The year: 2020
>> "When Linux began to hit the desktop, 20 years ago this month, it was
>> considered nothing more than a free operating environment that had
>> arrived
>> late to the party, well behind the industry leader Microsoft. Now,
>> it's the
>> operating system used on nearly 95 percent of all the spaceships,
>> desktops
>> and notebooks sold worldwide. Take a look at Linux past and present,
>> and
>> what lies ahead in the future, including an interview with Mr. Linus
>> Torvalds himself."
> Roy tries to re-write history, presumably to shade the sluggish history
> of linux towards a brighter tone, but linux will have to muster it's
> reply by 2011 if it is to meet the 20 year criteria.
> http://www.li.org/linuxhistory.php
> Particularly if you want to claim Windows really started with Win 1.0!
> Windows started, as most people know, with 3.0.  Everything before that
> was just fiddling around and wasn't in the consumer product category at
> all.

Truth and false are often defined by whatever suits your arguments. Thus,
the interpretation of the situation is merely an illusion. Windows 3.0
marks the beginning of large-scale piracy and a corporation that turns a
blind eye. Some suspect they continue to do so:

* http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/10/159254&tid=211

* http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=30941&category=main

Best advertisement is often free experience which leads to dependability or
attachment. Speaking of which, what better method for dependability than
proprietary formats and lack of exporters...?


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