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Consulting Times.com: Delivering the Linux Desktop: Tossing a Winning Strategy Up for Grabs

Sep 07, 2001, 03:05 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen E. Harris)

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"The time has come to deliver the Linux desktop. The failure of past efforts based on premature expectations and flawed business models certainly instills a sense of caution, yet the broad embrace of the increasingly mature Linux OS makes this a propitious moment to harness the spirit of open source in the service of corporate and individual users.

This is a working manifesto to describe how a new Linux company, code named "Riptide Linux," can serve as a locus of desktop implementation, and avail the opportunities such a strategic position provides.

For a system with, as yet, little end user impact, Linux, with it's wry and satisfied penguin mascot, has enormous brand recognition. The Linux craze among investors inevitably led to disappointments, but there remains a broad and receptive audience for Linux among the computing public."

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