Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2008 17:54 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Ivan Krstic' critique of the One Laptop Per Child Project has made its ripples around the pond of the intertubes. Apart from the obvious part where it criticises a major project from an insider's point of view, it also had a few other remarks that caught people's attention - most notably the admission that despite his ability to do Linux kernel hacking, his main development laptop is a Macintosh running Mac OS X.
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RE: Short term fad IMHO
by -oblio- on Tue 27th May 2008 09:17 UTC in reply to "Short term fad IMHO"
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2008-05-27


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I think once HP Mini like netbooks with Atom CPUs and good amounts of SD-card like storage are available lots of developers will use them.
But generally I think FOSS is unstoppable. And better WLAN/3D/Webcam support in Linux will make everything just work at some point in the not too distant future. Just look at the commitments by hardware vendors at the Linux foundation colab summit.
Linux will have the hardware support of XP (or better) and the desktop sexiness of OSX (Compositing in Metacity, KWIN or Compiz) and the price of air.
That is a combination that is hard to beat in the long run :-P

Conclusion:
[...] Linux will be on cell phones, routers, gadgets and the Kernel will be realtime and support more hardware than any other piece of software.


So slowly Linux will turn into Emacs, the One True Operating System! ;)

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