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Free Software Magazine: GNU/Linux on the Desktop: A Modest Business Proposal

Mar 24, 2007, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Goodwin)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"With the bickering about what Dell will and won't do to provide Linux on their desktop machines, it seems to me there's a much easier way to introduce GNU/Linux into the world. Scrap it!

"GNU/Linux is a great project, with fantastic underlying technology, but its name conjures up images of geek humor, stuffy Unix-like machines from a 1970s university, and--worst of all--servers. Not desktops. Therefore, I propose we set up a business that will fork the kernel into a new project, let's call it MegaOS, and install that onto a set of new machines, each branded with our corporate MegaOS logo..."

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