Wired: Judge Jackson: Linux Won’t Last

“Linux aficionados who are applauding US District Judge Thomas
Penfield Jackson’s bitter denunciation of their archrival Microsoft
might want to read the fine print first.”

“In the 207-page preliminary ruling, Jackson says that “fringe”
operating systems like Linux are destined for continued niche
market status.”

He said that only a “small number” of diehard geeks will
choose to spend their time writing free software, and the computer
industry is not embracing Linux or other more technically
challenging Unix variants.


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