15 game-changing Linux moments of the decade
Dec 28, 2009, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If you were sat at your Linux computer one dark evening in late
1999, things would have been considerably different.
"Your machine would probably be running either Red Hat 6.1 or
"Outside your window, the world was going crazy for all things
dotcom. Microsoft was prepping both Windows 2000 and its ill-fated
Millennium edition, while Apple had just released OS 9 and its
Power Mac G4.
"As a Linux user, you'd have been an uber-geek, someone with an
obsessive interest in computing and far too much time on your
"But things have changed. Linux is now an operating system
anyone can install and use, and it's growing stronger every year.
Here's how it happened."