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Linux Journal: Linux: A Year in Review

Dec 23, 1999, 23:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"For the past ten months, I have been doing my weekly spot on the radio. In this last edition of the year, I will review the topics I have covered during the year and project (that means make some guesses) as to what in coming in 2000."

"The non-surprising thing happening is that the Linux market continues to grow. It is nice to see a good product with little marketing doing well against the huge marketing efforts of Microsoft. Linux has been the fastest-growing server operating system in 1999 (Solaris being number two)."

"The other major growth area is, of course, the desktop. Products such as Applixware, StarOffice and WordPerfect have made it possible for Linux to become a productive desktop environment that interoperates with other platforms. Sun's purchase of StarDivision and their decision to make StarOffice available for free to everyone certainly gave Linux a boost in this area."

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