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Linux.com: Transition

Jan 06, 2000, 08:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"The Year 2000 paranoia is now safely behind us, and the year register in our brain has been incremented by one. So far, things are dandy. Normally, I'd write a glowing article on the future of Linux and free software, but I'm visiting family who are trapped with a legacy 90's OS. It is difficult to focus on anything positive while trying to write a Linux.com article with a broken edit.com."

"I have been safely tucked away in my little Linux universe for so long I'd forgotten how the other half of computing lives. Like an English gentleman lost in the squalor of a London slum, I gaze about the alleys at the children who've grown up underfed, undernourished and uneducated. It isn't their fault they are ignorant of anything better. After all, they've done their best with what they have. With a little help, something better could be within reach of everyone."

"This year, Linux companies will start to get serious about bringing over the tired, poor, huddled masses away from their oppressed legacy environments. Much has happened to pave the way for them. KDE and GNOME have destroyed some of the old UNIX myths, but there is still much to be done before immigration is easy and convenient."

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