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scottnuddsrant: Linux is No Threat to Microsoft

Aug 10, 2006, 23:15 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nudd)

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"It's been about 15 years since the original version of the Linux kernel was produced by Linus Torvalds, and over those 15 years, Linux has grown from a toy into a functional OS with some potential. My congratulations to all involved.

"The maturation of Linux has been reasonably swift--due essentially to the duplication through the direct copying or reverse engineering of all manner of features/tools/utilities found in the Unix environment. So although reasonably swift, still probably encompassing several hundred thousand man of development, the vast bulk of Linux development is a result of the million or so of man years of development of the various versions of the Unix operating system on which it has piggybacked..."

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