E-Commerce Times: Memo to Linux: Beware the Desktop Quagmire
Nov 22, 2003, 03:00 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Regan)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"It's a simple equation, really: Personal computer desktop
equals Microsoft. It's probably not fair, and it may even be that
the synonymous status represents the ill-gotten gains of a
monopolistic company. But it's as close to hard, fast truth as you
can get. Ninety-seven percent of the population can't be wrong.
"Or can they? Linux backers think so, because as part of their
let's-change-the-world campaign, they've taken dead aim at the
desktop. Pull up a chair and get ready for some fun--but don't bet
anything other than house money on a Linux desktop for the long
"This is a war the Linux camp may want to wage for strategic
reasons, but it's also one it can't win..."