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ENT Magazine: A Second Look at Linux

Thanks to Arun
Gupta
for this link.

“Last fall I ran my most popular ENT column, gauging from the
mail received. Of course popular does not necessarily mean
well-liked. The topic was Linux, and my conclusion then was that
Linux would remain a niche operating system for the foreseeable
future — perhaps forever.

“I responded to the torrent of letters with a promise to revisit
my predictions in mid-1999. Here is my promise fulfilled.”

“Despite… developments, I still say Linux remains a niche
operating system and will remain so for the foreseeable future —
perhaps forever. That much hasn?t changed, only we now have more
evidence that this statement is true.”


Complete story
.

Related Story:
ComputerWorld:
Predictions for 1999: Pyrrhic victories abound
(Dec 14,
1998)