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Wired: Judge Jackson: Linux Won't Last

Nov 08, 1999, 15:36 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

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"Linux aficionados who are applauding US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's bitter denunciation of their archrival Microsoft might want to read the fine print first."

"In the 207-page preliminary ruling, Jackson says that "fringe" operating systems like Linux are destined for continued niche market status."

"He said that only a "small number" of diehard geeks will choose to spend their time writing free software, and the computer industry is not embracing Linux or other more technically challenging Unix variants."

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