"In the aftermath of LinuxWorld, the open source conference that
took place in San Jose, Calif., in August, we're now being treated
with press releases announcing Linux as Almost Ready for the
"It is not."
"Even if Linux were to achieve double-digit penetration among
the world's PC users, it would be little more than an also-ran
desktop OS. For Linux, the real action is elsewhere. If you want to
understand why Linux is the most important operating system in the
world, ignore the posturing about Linux on the desktop, and pay
attention to the fact that IBM has just ported Linux to a
wristwatch, because that is the kind of news that illustrates
Linux's real strengths."
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