Passing on the Linux dream
Jul 15, 2011, 22:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
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"Looking at the relationship between Android and Linux, I cannot
help but be reminded at the relationship between Unix and Linux
back when Linux was fresh and young on the operating system scene.
Talking with some Unix sysadmins back in the day, it wasn't
uncommon to hear resentful dismay at the success that Linux was
enjoying around the turn of the century, when LinuxWorld was
booming, IBM was sponsoring, and the defeat of Windows seemed to be
an attainable goal.
"It wasn't all resentment--the spectrum ranged from enthusiastic
to grudging support as well. Whatever their feelings, Unix
developers and administrators watched their own prominence in the
enterprise fade in the face of the rise of Linux.
"And now we see the same thing happening with Android, as
Android starts to succeed in an area that Linux on the desktop
never could: touching consumer users."
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