internetnews.com: 2004: The Year Open Source Changed Everything
May 24, 2004, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erin Joyce)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Technology scribes and big thinkers alike will look back on
2004 as one of those pivotal years when the tectonic plates shifted
beneath the computing industry.
"Like 1981, when IBM's fateful decision to license an operating
system from a then-unknown company gave rise to Microsoft, or, in
1995, when the Netscape IPO primed the tech stock frenzy, 2004 may
also rank as a standout year.
"(And I'm not even talking about the Sun/Microsoft settlement,
which, so far, is more talk than action--save for a fat check from
Microsoft to end another lawsuit...)"