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2007: That Was a Very Good (Linux) Year

Jan 02, 2008, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)


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"This once I wish I could attach an audio clip to the headline, so that you could hear William Shatner singing 'It Was a Very Good Year,' just to get into the proper mood. Because 2007 was a good year for computing on a number of different levels: better cheaper hardware, Linux continued to mature and grow, and thanks to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) there is not only some actual competition in the tech marketplace, but real growth and progress.

"The most important thing that came to light this year is how much Linux and FOSS drive the computer industry. It's not the oldtime traditional commercial companies that are 'driving innovation' as they like to say, and which makes me want to hit something every time I hear it because it's such a big fat fib, but Linux and the FOSS world. So rather than getting all violent, let's take a look at some of the ways that Linux is leaving everyone else in the dust..."

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