LinuxPlanet: Walking with the Giants

[ Thanks to Kevin
for this link. ]

“When I read the recent market report from International Data
Corp. (IDC) about Linux marketshares and sales figures, I felt the
same way I did when I sent my son off to kindergarten: a sense of
pride evidenced with a slight knotting in my throat.”

“OK, so I wasn’t on the verge of tears, but I was rather proud
that our little Linux operating system had turned into an
adolescent overnight. Instead of being a marginalized OS
championed only by a few fringe wackos, it’s clear that Linux is
now a major player in the entire computing world–and it’s also
clear that Linux has a bright future, because Open Source is now a
very viable model in the corporate world….

“So where are VA Linux and Penguin Computing? Not on the
top-five list. This has caused a great deal of consternation in the
Linux community. Hardcore Linux partisans have always argued–or
loudly wished for, anyway–that Linux was such a new way of doing
things “old” companies like Compaq and Dell would be wiped out in
favor of “new” companies like VA Linux.”