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FairfaxIT: Open source bringing change in its wake

JON “MAD DOG” HALL stands in front of nearly 250 Linux
users and vendors and maps out the path for Microsoft’s
demise.
It’s a popular speech.”

“Hall, the architect of Compaq’s Linux strategy and now with
leading vendor of open-source hardware VA Linux Systems, says
Microsoft’s crushing of all competition will eventually play a hand
in its own downfall.”

“Every single major operating system in the world today began in
the US,” he said. “Linux is the only OS in major usage that started
outside the US and I think that has flavored its development and
its consciousness.”


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