Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:33 UTC
Linux Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.
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BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Linux is not driven by hype? I beg to differ. The hype surrounding linux is huge, one example "200x is the year of the linux desktop!" Now I am not saying that hype is bad, every idea needs advocates and advocacy to suceed, and a lot of the hype around GNU/Linux is well deserved, but there is a lot of hype about it, and has been since the late 90s. It's the posterchild for the OSS/FS movement, the only OSS/FS app that is hyped more is firefox


"GNU/Linux thrive on progress and evolution , GNU/Linux is like the Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein of this world "

Actually, I'm pretty sure that Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein are the "Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein of this world" I also believe that Einstein and Micheal Jordan got to be forfront in thier fields due to perservance, hardwork and exceptional talent, I know that the Special Theory of Relativity, His paper on Brownian Motion, and General Relativity did not come about because "listening to others needs and whants", and neither did Micheal Jordans success, it came from working his ass off and having loads of talent.

I'm a big fan of OSS and tend to use OSS apps even when running XP, I love FreeBSD and Ubuntu, but the world is not as black and white as you describe it

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