Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 21st Aug 2008 23:44 UTC
Linux "Where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?". Pingdom has taken a stab at answering this question using the Google Insights for Search. Read on for our observations on the results.
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RE: This Is Good News
by WereCatf on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 01:44 UTC in reply to "This Is Good News"
WereCatf
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Being a "poor man's equivalent" of something else is no problem as far as I'm concerned, especially in the beginning. Example: MS-DOS started out as a poor man's CP/M.

All good OSes have humble beginnings ;)

That being said, there's LOTS of brilliant brains out there in the developing world and I am eagerly waiting for them to get their hands on to computers and start hacking. Since all of the Linux codebase is totally open and accessible to anyone with the interest, even with no skills, there's lots of stuff there for the minds to play with. Who knows, open-source software (not specifically Linux, there's a lot more to opens-ource) might some day in the future prove to be one of the most significant things to happen in the software world.

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