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O'Reilly.com: Why Open Source Doesn't Suck for the Consumer

Sep 03, 2000, 15:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim O'Reilly)

"Suppose, for an instant, you broaden the discussion beyond Linux, as I constantly try to do when talking about open source. All of a sudden the answer to how open source stacks up against Windows for usability takes on a whole new cast. The impact has already been so huge that we take it all for granted."

"What is the dominant application development platform today? The WEB!"

"...And the irony is that Linux and other free OSes had the lead, didn't know it, and now have to play catch up on the Web as well."

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