Remember that nine years is a long time in the computing world --
and even more so for Linux. In 2000 the OS was still regarded as a
niche player, a fantastic showcase of technology for geeks but not
yet ready for prime time. Today we see Linux on netbooks, Linux on
Dell boxes, Linux everywhere; it's serious business.
"Corel Linux is long dead, despite a high-profile entrance into
the distro scene, while Caldera Linux occupied a healthy position
(before the SCO shenanigans busted it up). SUSE, Mandrake, Red Hat
and Mandriva are still alive in various flavours, while the British
Definite distro bought the farm and WinLinux only made it to a 2003
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