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Linux Is Boring

Aug 10, 2007, 22:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[Editor's Note: Since the big news of the week was LinuxWorld, I'm donating my usual column-space this week to most-worthy senior editor of internetnews.com, Sean Michael Kerner. Kerner attended the show and lends his perspective on What It All Means. Until next week, Peace. -BKP]

"There was a time when selling Linux (or even just writing about it) was an evangelical endeavor. Users needed to be sold on Linux's benefits and, more importantly, assured that it actually worked.

"LinuxWorld after LinuxWorld, vendors upped the ante with new technologies and genuinely new initiatives.

"Not so at LinuxWorld San Francisco 2007. This is the year that Linux is so mature, so stable, so tried and true, that it's actually, dare I say it? Boring.

"Hey don't give me that snarky look and don't flame me. I'm not the one who first said it. None other than Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton expressed a similar sentiment on the very first day of LinuxWorld.

"'The kernel is a very dull project and that's the way we want it to be,' Morton said..."

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