This columnist says Linux may be the "hare" part of the tortoise
and hare equation, with BSD showing slow but steady progress,
including (but not limited to) Microsoft's acceptance of FreeBSD as
a supported .NET platform.
"This week reminded me of nothing more than the fable
of the Tortoise and the Hare. For months--nay, years--we've been
inundated by stories of the remarkably fast growth of Linux, its
wholehearted embrace by IBM, and it's general disruptive goodness.
All of which is great stuff, no doubt.
But I have to wonder whether all the leaps that Linux has made
in recent history will wind up being compared against the slow,
steady progress of the BSDs. The BSD-based OSes all look to be
doing better and better at the moment, even without Linux's
marketing fury behind them."