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ZDNet: Berst Alert: How Linux Will Succeed: Forget About Windows

Jun 20, 2000, 11:35 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

"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 need."

"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)."

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