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LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Climb on the Clueless Train

Jun 05, 2000, 20:51 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"Daily newspapers tends to do a pretty crappy job of covering Linux, and my local paper is no exception. Today's edition carried a story on a local computer trade show where Red Hat Software's Bob Young is one of the keynote speakers."

"In the article, the newspaper reporter--who is the Chief Conductor of the Clueless Train--didn't chat with Bob Young about the impressive growth of Linux-based servers, the exciting new desktop developments (KDE and GNOME) that should raise the prominence of Linux on the desktop, or the exciting future of Linux in a post-Microsoft world. No, he spent his time discussing the fact that the Linux 2.4 kernel was late, forcing Bob into a defensive position. Bob made all the right comments--that because Linux kernel development occurs in the open, delays like this are taken out of context by many people--but in the end, both Linux and Bob Young looked diminished because the Linux kernel was "late."

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