Thinking Past Platforms: The Next Challenge for Linux
Apr 18, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In my first SuitWatch Newsletter, on September 5, 2002, I wrote
this: 'A funny thing happened to Linux on the way to World
Domination: it succeeded. That's the good news; the bad news is its
success has hit a few hitches, and it's unclear how long those
hitches will last.'
"The biggest hitch--dominating PCs the way Linux has dominated
servers and embedded devices--is still around, almost five years
later. And it will remain a hitch as long as hardware OEMs continue
to follow Microsoft rather than lead the marketplace..."