GPL: The Google Public License
Jun 26, 2010, 16:07 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to stormbear for this link.
"Until a few years ago, hardly a day went by without an
article being featured on Linux Today about how "the year of Linux"
had arrived. Every Linux user with a blog was willing to bet, year
after year, that this was finally going to be "the year of Linux."
This was going to be the year when the public got wise, quit paying
the Microsoft tax and moved over to the obviously superior Linux.
"And year after year, it didn't happen.
"In 2000, when MS released Windows ME, Linux writers rubbed
their hands with glee because with an operating system this bad the
public would now have to embrace Linux. Instead, the public
continued to buy boxes with ME, and figured it was their own
stupidity when several times per day they were forced to reboot due
to a blue screen. Or that it was their lack of computer savvyness
that made installing the scanner just purchased from Best Buy