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Does Linux Still Fill a Need?

Dec 31, 2007, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"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 predictions.

"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..."

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