"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
"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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