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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)

"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 tax..."

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