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The Register: Jakob Nielsen on how Apple blew it, how Linux will blow it, and the Next Big Thing

Oct 16, 2001, 08:36 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)
"Will Linux desktops innovate? No. I don't think of that as being the solution: because it's open source.

It doesn't lend itself to coming up with new paradigms. The one thing it's very good thing at is designing software for other hackers, for other nerds, really.

That's their skill and that's their strength - there's a thousand nerds to look at it. If something doesn't work it's going to be a debate on the mailing lists and it's going to be fixed."

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