"This past week a number of exciting developments toward the
popularization of Open Source desktops occurred. Novell heralded
the arrival of Mono 1.0. Mandrakesoft announced the acquisition of
a French IT services firm, further indicating its return to
financial health. Real Networks inked deals to bundle Helix and
Real Players on major GNU/Linux desktops. Out of the noise and
clammer, nevertheless, there are two announcements that I believe
are the best tickets to moving the GNU/Linux desktop forward, and
they both had a name other than Red Hat, Novell or Mandrakesoft
attached to them. They both involved Apple.
"Those who know me know I love the concept and the actual
implementation of networking technology known as Zeroconf..."