What If All the World Ran Linux?
Dec 27, 2010, 03:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
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"There's a cartoon that made the rounds in the Linux community a
few years back that I often think of at this time of year.
"In essence, it depicts a Linux aficionado refusing to help
convince someone to switch to Linux, explaining, "If everyone's
using it, I'm not cool anymore."
"It's a joke, of course, made funny by the fact there may just
be the tiniest hint of truth underlying it, at least among some
people. The reason I think of it at year's end, though, is that
mainstream adoption of Linux is generally considered a goal by many
in the free software community, and it's an oft-cited hope for
every new year.
"There are, of course, numerous critics who say it will never
happen, at least on the desktop. I disagree. Either way, however,
it's fun to think it through, in both a serious and a
not-so-serious way: What if everyone ran Linux?
"1. Malware Would Take a Hit"