"It looks like I'm going to have to reconsider something I'd
been taking for granted--that Linux on the desktop, and especially
the laptop, was a non-starter in the operating systems race. While
I wasn't paying sufficient attention, the proverbial tortoise has
been playing some serious catch-up.
"One reason I'm rethinking this long-held conviction is in my
lap. I'm writing this column on a nearly 4-year-old IBM ThinkPad, a
computer that was a marvel of technology in its time but is now
fairly old stuff. Linux has rejuvenated this machine..."