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Linux.com: Mainstreaming Linux

May 14, 2000, 02:17 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff White)

"After reading the past few articles' comments, I have found that a number of people seem to think and agree that "mainstreaming" Linux shouldn't be on Linux developers' minds. Linux isn't for everyone, and in fact, why should it be?"

"When I began using Linux it was still a hacker's operating system. There were few people that I knew who used Linux, let alone knew how to use it. The number of Linux users has grown exponentially since then, and it seems that Linux could possibly be dominating the desktop computing world in a few years' time."

"Let us assume that Linux becomes the leading desktop operating system and speculate that it becomes the leading desktop operating system because of the feasibility of configuring and maintaining it. All the devotion and concentration, of developing software which eases the use of Linux to the average user, could bring about a regression in server and hacker software."

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