Greg's Head: Linux Thoughts
Nov 03, 2005, 00:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Raiz)
"For years the open-source Linux community has been competing
with Microsoft to become the dominant desktop operating system.
Linux has made great progress as a server OS but continues to
struggle to get a hold on the consumer desktop. Progress has been
quick to match features with Redmond but this type of progress will
only allow Linux to play catch-up, never to lead. In order to break
away Linux has to do the things that Microsoft
hasnâ€™t done or perhaps will never do to
differentiate and become a practical desktop alternative.
"There are many missed opportunities that are difficult for
Microsoft either because the practice is 'anti-competitive,' it
would cause internal conflict within Microsoft or it
doesnâ€™t make financial business sense..."