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IDG.net: Microsoft, Linux to become duopoly?

[ Thanks to Phillip
Brown
for this link. ]

A duopoly could occur in the operating systems space where
binaries only run on Microsoft Windows and source code only
compiles on Linux
, according to OpenBSD project leader Theo de
Raadt.

What worries de Raadt is not the recurrence of Unix’s fate of
the 80s, but an emergence of a duopoly, with Microsoft and Linux
firmly entrenched.

“I don’t think [the different Unix flavours] was a bad thing,”
de Raadt said. “Everybody’s afraid of the Windows world because
Microsoft programs only run on Windows,” he said. “What really
makes me afraid is that we are starting to see source code that
only compiles on Linux.”


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