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ZDNet: A GUI situation indeed (Eazel's demise won't slow Linux's progress on the desktop)

May 30, 2001, 20:15 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

Another column maintaining that the Linux desktop isn't dead, and arguing that a.) Eazel was overhyped, b.) the progress of existing Linux desktop projects continues apace, and c.) that all Linux really needs to do is maintain its status as a "credible alternative" providing more flexibility and openness than Windows.

"I find it rather surprising that, soon after the financial collapse of open source software developer Eazel, a number of folks have come out and declared the Linux desktop dead. The most eloquent such requiem appeared over at LinuxPlanet, but I've heard others share similar concerns. Take Eazel's problems as a wake-up call, they say, and concentrate on the server, where Linux is both more proven and more established within the computing mainstream.

To me, that's nonsense. Not only is the Linux desktop far from dead, it's right on track."

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