Girls in Tech, and Is Linux Doomed on the Desktop?
Mar 31, 2009, 04:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Well it's been a contentious few days on the Linux blogs, what
with Ada Lovelace day happening last week and the subsequent
emergence of several incendiary topics.
"Most fiery of all, perhaps, were comments made separately by a
few different people suggesting that Linux will never rule the
desktop. Of those, the most notable was undoubtedly Red Hat's, who
cited financial and other concerns.
"Putting it plainly, "I don't know how to make money on it," he
reportedly said at the InfoWorld Open Source Business Conference in
San Francisco last week.
""Wow, Jim, really?" shot back Ken Hess at DaniWeb. "Perhaps you
shouldn't be CEO of a Linux company."