LinuxWorld.com: What Does 2004 Hold in Store for Linux?
Nov 22, 2003, 11:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Bedell, John Terpstra, Eric S. Raymond)
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"Eric Raymond's responses:
- "Which Linux application area do you believe will grow the
fastest in 2004?
"Office software, starting from a small base but growing
hugely as government adoption programs kick in worldwide.
- "Will 2004 *finally* be the year when Linux makes significant
in-roads on the desktop?
"Yes. Government adoptions happening in Massachusetts,
Brazil, South Africa, and all over the Pacific Rim are driving this
trend. There's a lot happening in the private sector, too, but the
adopters there won't talk about that because thety want to hold on
to their advantage over competitors paying the Microsoft