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The death of Linux and other predictions

Apr 14, 2010, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I like reading Linux news sites. The news websites tend to encourage me, showing the growth of Linux and the benefits of Open Source in businesses, schools and government.

"Unfortunately, I then stumble on the ever so frequent prophetic Linux article.

"One declares, "This is the year of Linux on the desktop."

"Another declares, "The desktop is dead."

"And another declares, "This is the year of the death of Linux on the desktop."

"These stories scroll along on the same news websites on the same day. To top it off, squeezed in between these headlines are even more predictions about things I thought were really dead… SCO for instance.

"Someone with imagination and perhaps excess time on their hands starts to think into the "future" (often it's about 3 weeks) and decides on a reality that is so far from plausible it wouldn't even pass as a Hollywood movie script."

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