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Linux Journal: The Long View on Linux, Part 1

May 30, 2000, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)

"Part one of Doc Searls' talk with the father of Linux Journal, Phil Hughes, about UNIX, GUI computing and the joys of an (almost) purely Linux publishing house."

"In '94, when the 1.0 kernel came out, so did Linux Journal. I was amazed to see how steadily it grew, and how (as usual) Phil seemed to be right about Linux's inevitable triumph in the marketplace. Even though it was free, business would find it more useful than most of the costly stuff it competed with, he said, just like it did with the Net. And, as with the Net, commercial development was inevitable."

"In early '99, Phil showed me Star Office running on a Linux laptop with KDE. It looked like such a Windows-killer that the possibilities blew my mind. Then he asked me to join Linux Journal to expand coverage of business issues, so I did. (This was right around the same time as I started co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto, which was kind of a double-whammy career move for me.)"

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