"In my work as a technical writer, programmer, and
consultant, I run into just about every conceivable (as well as
inconceivable) notion about this virtual traveling freak show we
call a computer industry. That's fine, and it's a major source of
entertainment. But one thing that strikes me time and time again is
how self-defeating the most ardent Linux supporters can
"As I see it, there are five truths that everyone in the
industry, not just in the Linux community or its more ardent
supporters, should accept, for the benefit of themselves and
everyone else concerned."
"...I'm optimistic, though. Thanks to the relentless efforts of
many projects, companies, and individuals, Linux will succeed on
the desktop eventually, but it will be a slow, evolutionary
process, not a revolution. We just all have to keep our eyes on the
prize, and pull in the same direction."