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Aug 18, 2004, 14:30 (11 Talkback[s])


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"Q: What are the biggest challenges facing Linux?

"A: From a technical standpoint, I don't see any real challenges. Linux has come a long way in the last 13 years. I'll do another 13 years if that's what it takes. Technology wise, we're great. And we'll get better.

"The only things I worry about are all the things that go around the project. Part of it is legal issues. It's not that I think Linux has legal problems, but that the system doesn't work as well as it should, and crazy things happen, like the SCO suits... They will get slapped down in court. But as Linux gets really important, strange things come up..."

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