"It used to be that every January, you'd see a number of
articles talking about why Linux was destined to take off in the
coming year. If I were good at using spreadsheets (I prefer my
'text file / awk / bc' method), I could present you with a graph
showing the decline in these public displays of optimism over the
years. Now here we are in January of 2007 and a search on Google's
news page has not come up with one writer willing to make the claim
that 2007 will be the year Linux 'makes it'.' What I did find is an
article by Aaron Tan of [ZDNet], in which he makes several points,
all of which I agree with. But the central point is that despite
Linux's obvious suitability to any task you may want to accomplish
with your computer, nobody is going to be surprised this year with
a large surge of Linux users..."
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