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IDG.au: On Gartner, GNU and Corel

Oct 15, 1999, 13:10 (10 Talkback[s])
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"I had a conversation with a journalist last night (who shall remain nameless. Ah, what the heck? It was with Ellen Creswell). We were talking about a piece she had written, quoting Gartner's Research about yadda, yadda, yadda and Linux not being ready for the desktop."

"At the end of the conversation, she laughed at me (and other GNU/Linux users) for getting worked up over Linux -- she said somewhat dismissively that Linux is "just an operating system." And I was kind of stunned..."

"I don't agree with Ellen that GNU/Linux is "just another operating system". It's about something more. I'm smart enough to know that this sounds a bit foreign to most people, and it will probably sound naive, but what makes GNU/Linux different is that it is based on the simple philosophy that people should be allowed to share with one another."

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