osOpinion: Serving Up Desktop Envy
Jun 02, 2001, 22:45 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Trevor Turton)
[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill for this link. ]
The desktop, maintains this column, is only a secondary concern
for computing in the near future: embedded technology is on the
rise and if Linux can capture this market, other aspects of
computing will fall into line behind it.
"...There are a few lessons to be learned from the
mainframe story. If Linux developers choose to go head-to-head with
Microsoft in a desktop war, they will be allowing Microsoft to set
the agenda and choose the battleground.
The fight will be long and bloody, and victory anything but
certain. But looking around, we can already see signs that the
desktop will be marginalized by newer, emergent technologies. More
computer power is being shipped embedded in appliances like
personal digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones than in PCs
nowadays, and the gap is accelerating.
A rapidly growing array of appliances are coming to market with
embedded computing power."
- LinuxPlanet: gnotebook: The Desktop War: A Separate Peace(Jun 02, 2001)
- Yahoo!/ZDNet: Why 2001 is not the 'Year of the Penguin'(May 31, 2001)
- LinuxJournal: Linux on the Desktop--an Impossible Dream?(May 31, 2001)
- ZDNet: A GUI situation indeed (Eazel's demise won't slow Linux's progress on the
desktop)(May 30, 2001)
- ZDNet UK: HP exec: Linux will be desktop champ(May 28, 2001)
- The Dead Desktop Debacle: A Roundup of Rebuttals to Reichard's Requiem(May 25, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: .comment: If Not Now, When?(May 24, 2001)
- osOpinion: Where Is the New Linux Experience?(May 24, 2001)
- CNET News.com: Dell: Linux too tech for the desktop(May 23, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: The Linux Uncertainty Principle(May 22, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: RIP: Linux on the Desktop(May 21, 2001)