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eWeek: Vaughan-Nichols Wraps Up the Old Year

Dec 31, 2003, 14:39 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Linux's Best (and Worst) Year Ever

"Is it possible to have both your best year ever and your worst year ever in the same 365 days? It is if you're Linux and open source.

"The bad news can be summarized in one company's name: SCO. What started in March as a contract dispute with IBM quickly became an assault against Linux, then against the GPL that underlies Linux's intellectual property, and more recently against any big business that uses Linux..."

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2004 Won't Be the Year of the Linux Desktop

"I use a Linux desktop every day. Specifically, I run SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 with KDE 3.1.4. On top of that, I use Mozilla 1.5 for my Web browsing, OpenOffice 1.1 for my word processing and spreadsheets, and Gaim 0.74 for my instant messaging needs. For those times I need a Windows program, usually PhotoShop and Quicken, I use NeTraverse's Win4Lin to run them on a Windows 98SE virtual machine.

"For me, it works great. But I know Linux like the back of my hand. So do most people who use Linux desktops today. For most corporate knowledge workers, though, the Linux desktop still isn't good enough..."

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