Looking back, looking ahead
Dec 30, 2010, 20:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Cafiero)
"Now that I have finally disengaged myself from the what is
commercially and socially — and for some, spiritually (and
God bless you, every one) — known as "the holiday season," I
have been giving a lot of thought to how good a year 2010 was, the
Sun purchase by Oracle and the Novell deal notwithstanding, and
what 2011 has to offer.
"It looks like 2011 will be the year of the Linux deskt . . .
I'm sorry, what? Oh. Well, never mind. Let's skip that one
"Looking back at 2010, most recently we had both Russia and Cuba
going to FOSS, which must prove Steve Ballmer right about Linux
being Communist. After all, I think a young Linus Torvalds was able
to see Russia from his house a lot better than Sarah Palin could
from Wasilla. Meanwhile, Red Hat — oh, what's in a name
anyway, comrade? — became poised to be the first
billion-dollar Linux company and stats show that they are gaining
market share in the corporate server world. Go, Shadowman!"