Does Linux Still Fill a Need?
Dec 31, 2007, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)
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"Joel Barker wrote an interesting book entitled, 'Paradigms:The
Business of Discovering the Future'. Originally written several
years ago, I find it relevant today. In his book Barker has more of
an interest in how we think about the future than making
"Which brings us to the evolving relevancy of Linux. When I
began using Linux it solved several problems I faced. Linux
provided a way for me to learn UNIX without having to pay $20,000
for the so-called privilege of owning a Solaris OS. Linux also ran
my PC at a remarkable speed. It gave me an Internet server
unavailable even at a cost. It allowed me to connect to the
Internet when Netware refused..."