osOpinion: Linux, Take Over the Desktop Now!
Jan 24, 2001, 06:26 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esko Woudenberg)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill for this link. ]
"Stop claiming that each version of Linux is an evolutionary
improvement on the previous version. The computing populace has
been trained to believe that throwing out a design because of
serious flaws, and starting over with a "complete re-write" that
turns into a new version, makes the software even more
"Don't worry, the end-users won't catch on, even when "fixed"
bugs resurface with exactly the same symptoms in the "new"
"Sell a really flaky distribution of Linux. Follow it several
months later with a new version and claim that it is 20 times as
reliable as the previous version. Market it as being a huge
improvement, and forget it was junk to begin with."
"It is amazing how much people will pay for bug fixes, if you
claim that it's really a "new" operating system."
WARNING: Satire Ahead, Proceed With Caution