"In the early days of Linux, life was simple. Hackers hacked
their code, interested parties tried to run it, and the vast
majority of people had never even heard of this Linux Operating
System. To the world, Linux was merely a hobbyists fascination that
few understood and even less cared about. Time did not stand still,
and the hackers continued to hack and the interested parties
continued to understand, and before we knew it we had a system that
had a real and viable commercial potential. This potential was
subsequently realised with companies such as Red Hat, SuSE and
others creating businesses around the software, and these
organisations have gone on to make real and measurable wins.
"There is little doubt in my mind that the biggest challenge
that face Linux and potential migration is attitude..."
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