"Why has Linux succeeded where Java failed? The answer lies
in the fact that Linux was built using a superior process of peer
review and with a clear, focused strategy."
"Linux and Java. The two have quite a bit in common. Both are
dubbed "windows killers" by the mass media. Both come with
revolutionary concepts behind them and both promise to change the
world of computing. Yet, one of the two is a huge success while the
other is stumbling from one botched up attempt at conquering the
heights of computing to another. Here's why Linux has succeeded
where Java has failed."
"Linux is Open Source. It is a product born in the fires of peer
review and has a clear focus--to provide a server operating system
that is robust, feature-rich and built around open standards. Yes,
I know that some over enthusiastic Linux evangelists are talking
about Linux on the desktop, but luckily the swarms of Linux makers
out there haven't let this distract them from their goal and
mission to build the ultimate server OS. That is the reason why
Linux is eating up server market share at a rate that makes the
growth rate of other server operating systems look positively
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