Linux's Future: Observations by a Linux user
Jan 12, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Having been inspired by the Neowin original two-part article,
"Microsoft's Future" by Max Majewski (part one and part two), I
decided that a look at where Linux stands now, and what the future
may hold for it.
"In 1991, Linux was created with a announcement on a Minix
Usenet group by Finnish student Linus Torvalds, stating that he was
looking for feedback on a free operating system he was developing.
A following started, and people began to submit code back for
inclusion into the project. The hobby grew legs of its own and,
over the years, turned into the powerhouse community that it is
today. Large corporations rely on Linux. Businesses make money
selling Linux services. Linux is starting to make an appearance
"A bird's eye view of the penguin.
Let's start by looking at where Linux is strong, and where it needs
improvement. I am going to exclude boring technical aspects from
this list. This is a list of things that affect marketability and
suitability. While the advantages of ext4 over ext3 may be a topic
some find interesting, if it reads/writes a FAT removable media,
the world is happy and could not care less about ext