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Does the Mac-Windows-Linux Race Ever Change?

Jun 10, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emery Fletcher)

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"Scanning through some of the Unix entries on Wikipedia, I came across a fascinating essay written ten years ago by Neal Stephenson, the real award-winning science fiction author behind the pen name Stephen Bury. It's titled "In the Beginning was the Command Line," but in addition to its core message it is a concise sociological assessment of the state of the Microsoft-Apple-Linux balance in that epoch.

"In Stephenson’s signature prose -- a rich mix of humor, scholarship, and insight -- he zeroes in on the cultural forces which, even more powerfully than technical merit and aggressive advertising, have created the relative market share of the Three Great Systems."

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