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Thinking Past Platforms: The Next Challenge for Linux

Apr 18, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)

"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..."

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