"Linux is now the second most popular server operating system,
and Microsoft admits the penguin OS poses a competitive
"While some Linux lovers cheer, others worry Linux will fall
victim to its own success, pulled in many directions and fractured
into incompatible versions. Whether it is called growth, code bloat
or commercialization, Linux is changing."
"Success has brought Linux to the brink of the dreaded specter
of fragmentation into multiple, incompatible, versions, called
forking. In the latest release, 2.4, the Linux kernel added better
support for multiple processor servers, support for the Universal
Serial Bus, large file sizes and other enhancements. It also added
a lot of size and a good deal of complexity as the Linux team tried
to make it fit the needs of the corporate world. Whether long-time
Linux fans like it or not, Linux is not the simple little operating
system hackers were downloading for their Intel boxes six or seven
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