osOpinion: Did Linux Miss Its Window?
Oct 10, 2001, 09:22 (114 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Barr)
[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill for this link. ]
"...Linux has not aggressively exploited the nearly
two-year gap between the release of Windows 2000 and the release of
Windows XP. With the Home Edition of XP now the standard operating
system shipped with most PCs, Linux advocates can no longer use the
instability of Windows 95/98/Me as an argument for Linux.
XP is based on the NT kernel and therefore has none of the
intentional tradeoffs of stability for compatibility that plagued
previous home versions of Windows.
A company writing hardware drivers or applications for Windows
is now even more likely to target them only at XP. Before, with the
95/98/Me vs. NT/2000 split, companies already had to target two
platforms, making it more likely that they would also port to a
third one (Linux). Now, with one dominant platform, they have more
incentive to write their code once, in a non-platform-independent
way, and be done with it."
- NZ PC World: Learning to love the penguin (I used nothing but Linux for a month. Cold turkey.)(Oct 08, 2001)
- ZDNet: Why you should take a look at Mac OS X.1(Oct 01, 2001)
- ZDNet: Time to stand up to Microsoft(Sep 27, 2001)
- NewsForge: Windows developers, it's time to switch to Linux(Sep 26, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: How I Spent My Summer Vacation(Sep 20, 2001)
- RobVal.com: Linux as a Replacement for Windows 2000(Sep 18, 2001)
- ITWorld.com: Windows holds desktop, battles Linux on servers
(Sep 14, 2001)
- ZDNet: WinXP: an OS for Linux lovers
(Sep 07, 2001)
- Yahoo!/Reuters: Brazil opposition slams "arrogant" Microsoft
(Sep 06, 2001)
- Windows XP Launch Day Roundup(Aug 24, 2001)