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____/ William Poaster on Sunday 28 Aug 2011 23:12 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Linux at 20: the quiet giant
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>> | Linux, the operating system that grew out of Linus Torvaldsâ âhobbyâ, now
>> | runs the majority of the worldâs web servers, including those (CDN
>> | networks) that deliver The Telegraph website.
> Like this part:
> "Today, given youâre reading this, youâre using his creation."
> And this:
> "Today, it is Linux quietly powering growth in what are arguably the two
> most important areas of computing: the web and mobile. Cheap, reliable and
> relatively secure, Linux runs the worldâs biggest websites including
> Amazon, Facebook and Google. When you visit them, your (probably) Windows
> home computer is talking to a Linux machine. Itâs unglamourous below
> stairs work, but the modern web, with all its seemingly free bounty,
> wouldnât work without it.
> Linuxâs burgeoning role in the smartphone market is perhaps
> more widely-known outside IT circles. Googleâs Android, now the worldâs
> best-selling smartphone operating system, is a version of Linux. Microsoft
> may retain its monopoly on desktops, with Apple its most credible
> challenger in that unfashionable sphere, but it would now surely trade
> some of that dominance for Linuxâs success in the booming smartphone
> market. Windows Phone 7 has barely made an impression yet."
> You can almost hear the frothing & gnashing of teeth from the wintrolls!
The wintrolls hardly matter anyway. They're noise and smoke as Linux has won.
The big enemy now is software patents. They threaten all developers, not
just of FOSS.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU/Linux administration | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
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