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Linux Journal: Too Soon for Standards?

Jul 17, 1999, 21:19 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

A cornucopia of delicious quotables. Garners my vote as the Linux editorial of the week. David Penn is a writer to be reckoned with. -- lt ed.

"To those who have been stalking Microsoft for years, it must seem as if the end of the hunt is almost at hand. As the Federal antitrust trial against the software giant lumbers toward an autumn finale, it becomes more and more evident that the battle over software dominance has essentially been won."

"As far as jurisprudence goes, and for all those waiting for the carcass of Microsoft to be drawn and quartered, "settlement" has been the preference of almost all the major players..."

"I think of this phenomenon in connection with the world of Linux... the "problem child" of operating systems. A "problem child" because the future that Linux points to is one where support matters almost as much as features do..."

Complete story.