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Final Shutdown: Still Crazy After All These Years

Dec 16, 2008, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I began my relationship with Linux Magazine in the Summer of 1999. My, what a long strange trip it has been.

"In 1999, Linux and Open Source’s position in the computer industry was very different. Hell, the entire world was different -- Bill Clinton was nearing the end of his presidency, and Windows 2000 was nearing the end of its beta cycle, marking the beginning of the full transition from the old DOS-based PC paradigm on the corporate desktop to the mass-adoption of the Windows NT kernel, which would complete a year later with the release of Windows XP in the consumer space...

"KDE's 1.0 release was a year old, and Qt had not been GPLed yet. Caldera was considered to be a serious Linux vendor and Lineo's future as an embedded systems vendor looked very bright."

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