ZDNet: Berst Alert: How Linux Will Succeed: Forget About Windows
Jun 20, 2000, 11:35 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Penguins throw down your arms. The Linux battle for the desktop
is a fruitless waste of time."
"I'm saying this for the benefit of the attendees of the
Linuxfest 2000 conference that gets under way today in Kansas.
Techies love the open-source operating system created by Linus
Torvalds. Unlike Windows, they can modify it to do just what they
"Message to the Linux counterculture: Expecting consumers to
abandon the de facto Windows standard to go to Linux is like asking
them to return to DOS. It's not going to happen. But Linux can
succeed if it does two things successfully: gets big (becomes a
popular choice for large enterprises) and gets small (becomes
embedded OS of choice for small devices)."