"Linux is currently going through the same stages the
Internet did. It started off as a geeks-only area, but some very
smart companies -- IBM and so forth -- saw the potential for the
OS, just like very smart companies -- Netscape -- saw the potential
for the Internet. These companies are the ones that are going to
bring Linux to the home user. This business method has much in
common with those early adopters that brought the Internet to the
"Linux will become easier to use because, like the early days of
the Internet, the difficulty in using it turned off a lot of
people. Companies like Netscape helped make the Net easier for the
average Joe. This is similar to companies like Eazel who are
currently working to make Linux significantly easier to use."
"In the end, Linux will become an all encompassing OS that is
relatively easy to use, and at the same time, remain a leader in
those areas where it's pushed to its limits. The bottom line is
that Linux is great for both newbies and powerful computer users,
just like the Net is."
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