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APCmag: Tapping the Linux Millions

Jan 08, 2005, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Con Zymaris)

"Perceptions of Linux by those outside the community are often a mass of misconceptions. In some ways this is to be expected. After all, Linux and open source are a phenomenon evangelised by a million disparate voices rather than a lavish advertising campaign delivering a massaged sound bite.

"With over 180 different vendors, isn't it only a matter of time before the platform fragments and vested interests, drawn into the fray by the prodigious financial opportunities, Balkanise the codebase into a multitude of incompatible versions...?"

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