"It's easy to lose track of what's going on with Linux. That's
due in part to the almost total lack of marketing hype. The kernel
crew, led by Linus Torvalds, just keeps working away quietly in the
background. Red Hat and Novell keep racking up strong revenue gains
but don't spend much on advertising. And the big tech players, such
as IBM, HP, and Dell, would actually prefer it if customers bought
their proprietary and higher-margin products.
"Meanwhile, step by step, the foundation underpining Linux just
gets stronger and stronger..."