We Already Had the Year of the Linux Desktop
Dec 30, 2008, 13:03 (2 Talkback[s])
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"For me, it's been the 'year' of the Linux desktop
since 1995. That's when I started using Linux on a regular basis.
My first distribution was Slackware. Slackware is still around, and
it's still a fine Linux for people like me who came to Linux from
"Let's get real though. There have never been that many people
to whom the arguments over whether the Bourne, C, Korn, or Bash
shells were the best desktops really mattered. I still maintain,
however, that Korn is the best since you can do serious programming
in it while maintaining backwards compatibility. OK, so that kind
of thing still matters to me and to other die-hard Linux/Unix
users, but no one else really cares."