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osOpinion: The Linux Internet Dream

Dec 29, 2000, 00:51 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Revill)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"Linux is currently going through the same stages the Internet did. It started off as a geeks-only area, but some very smart companies -- IBM and so forth -- saw the potential for the OS, just like very smart companies -- Netscape -- saw the potential for the Internet. These companies are the ones that are going to bring Linux to the home user. This business method has much in common with those early adopters that brought the Internet to the home user."

"Linux will become easier to use because, like the early days of the Internet, the difficulty in using it turned off a lot of people. Companies like Netscape helped make the Net easier for the average Joe. This is similar to companies like Eazel who are currently working to make Linux significantly easier to use."

"In the end, Linux will become an all encompassing OS that is relatively easy to use, and at the same time, remain a leader in those areas where it's pushed to its limits. The bottom line is that Linux is great for both newbies and powerful computer users, just like the Net is."

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