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GPL: The Google Public License

Jun 26, 2010, 16:07 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

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"Until a few years ago, hardly a day went by without an article being featured on Linux Today about how "the year of Linux" had arrived. Every Linux user with a blog was willing to bet, year after year, that this was finally going to be "the year of Linux." This was going to be the year when the public got wise, quit paying the Microsoft tax and moved over to the obviously superior Linux.

"And year after year, it didn't happen.

"In 2000, when MS released Windows ME, Linux writers rubbed their hands with glee because with an operating system this bad the public would now have to embrace Linux. Instead, the public continued to buy boxes with ME, and figured it was their own stupidity when several times per day they were forced to reboot due to a blue screen. Or that it was their lack of computer savvyness that made installing the scanner just purchased from Best Buy impossible."

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