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.”
Predictions for 1999: Pyrrhic victories abound (Dec 14,