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Sep 16, 2010, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There's been a good deal of discussion about my last post about why Linux shouldn't be trying to win. That's gratifying, because discussion like that leads to a reassessment of the overall goals of Linux and other free and open source software (FOSS) projects.

"At the same time, I don't want to give people the impression that I wasn't excited about what the future for Linux will hold. It's the anticipation of what lies ahead that makes me want to examine the direction Linux is going.

"One of the catalysts for my excitement is a slide that was presented during an Ohio LinuxFest presentation from HP's Phil Robb: "This is the Year of the Irrelevance of the Desktop." Robb presented a slide which displayed just how far computing has come, and just how far it will go, with Linux riding the wave."

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