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This was the year of desktop Linux

Sep 02, 2010, 08:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)


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"Before Israel was founded in 1948 it made sense to conclude a Passover seder with the words "Next year in Jerusalem." With Israel a reality the arguments over the phrase have changed. Yet they endure.

"Desktop Linux is the same sort of deal. Linux believers always assume that next year will be the year of desktop Linux. Windows followers often chide those who seek Linux with that belief, both here and elsewhere.

"Before anyone starts thinking this Catholic boy has changed his stripes, my point is simply that, in the case of desktop Linux, Jerusalem is here.

"This is the year."

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