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Linux.org: Why 2007 Won't Be the Year of Linux (And Why it Doesn't Matter)

Jan 24, 2007, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Jordan)

"It used to be that every January, you'd see a number of articles talking about why Linux was destined to take off in the coming year. If I were good at using spreadsheets (I prefer my 'text file / awk / bc' method), I could present you with a graph showing the decline in these public displays of optimism over the years. Now here we are in January of 2007 and a search on Google's news page has not come up with one writer willing to make the claim that 2007 will be the year Linux 'makes it'.' What I did find is an article by Aaron Tan of [ZDNet], in which he makes several points, all of which I agree with. But the central point is that despite Linux's obvious suitability to any task you may want to accomplish with your computer, nobody is going to be surprised this year with a large surge of Linux users..."

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