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LA Times: Linux May Be the Friendliest OS of Them All

Aug 21, 2000, 15:18 (4 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"...Unlike Windows or the Mac, Linux is "open source," created and tested by thousands of volunteers. It invites experimentation that is impossible for a single company. Linux is also free, offering an escape from commercial feature-itis. And because Linux is at the genesis of its interface-design period, it need not be a slave to backward compatibility."

"That combination offers hope that Linux will take genuinely new directions. It had better. A mere copy of the Mac or Windows interface would ensure its failure; to win over typical users, Linux has to be far better."

"Eazel's Nautilus--the graphical interface for Gnome, (http://www.gnome.org) a project that is building user-friendly, Linux-based software--shows some promise along these lines."

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