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Mojolin.com: Take the Long View on Linux-ignorant journalism

Feb 03, 2001, 14:35 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Barber)

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"Is anyone else tired of reading the same asinine articles, mostly by the linux-norant (to coin a term... should I patent it?) media, about how linux is going to fail on the desktop, no it's not, yes it is, no it snot, yestis, nosnot? And if it's not the desktop they're arguing about, it's the server market, or some other aspect of the market. Lately, the whole argument over whether Linus should be involved, and to what degree, has come close to making me physically nauseous."

"Take a step back, folks! Let's look at this against the backdrop of years. Most of these media pundits have only heard about Linux in the past couple years. Half of them, if not more, think that RedHat is Linux! None of them understand Linux, the linux community or what it's all really about. They are writing about Linux from the outside and have an outsider's understanding, or lack thereof."

"Now that I've said all that, let me try and stave off the flames. I am an advocate, obviously, but not a blind advocate. There are certainly obstacles that need to be overcome. ... My point, in the end, is that if we take the long view, the outcome is clear. Linux will succeed and it will dominate."

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