"It starts off with a nod to Ubuntu, with the author
telling us he used to believe Ubuntu (and Canonical) was destined
to lead Linux into the mainstream. The reason I can't seem to get
this one out of my mind is because of the whole rallying thing; the
idea that Google is now Linux's great hope and that we should all
rally behind Google. Forget about Ubuntu and the others. Google is
where it's at, even if Chrome doesn't officially exist yet.
Seemingly seconds after the article's publication, Chrome OS
because available for download, as if fate were doffing its cap to
Google's power. It's interesting reading and I do recommend that
you check it out.
"But let's be honest though. Without Linux, Google might not
have grown into the powerhouse you see today. I'm not saying it
wouldn't have been a successful company, just not as successful. It
sure as hell wouldn't be as profitable as it is if its option was
to hand out individual license payments to Microsoft for each and
every server it deployed." There's a provocatively titled article
by Robert Strohmeyer over at PC World that professes "The Future of
Linux is Google". But let's be honest though. Without Linux, Google
might not have grown into the powerhouse you see today. I'm not
saying it wouldn't have been a successful company, just not as
successful. Let me explain. Then we'll talk about backups."
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