"...There is a huge proprietary software company in the
northwest portion of the United States that got into its current
dominant position by providing 80 percent of the functionality of
competing products for 50 percent of their cost. Linux is simply
pushing this same basic concept to the next level.
When Linux (and various open source products) provide 90 percent
or more of the functionality of competing products for 0 percent of
the cost, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the
fat penguin lady (Mrs. Tux?) has entered the auditorium and is
headed for the stage.
When I started a new job several months ago, only one of my
fellow developers had an active interest in Linux. Now, all of them
either have done so already or plan on installing Linux on
computers at their homes."