Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Sep 2006 22:43 UTC
Linux GNOME's Luis Villa has wrote an interesting entry in his blog, explaining why it is in Linux's best interest that distribution communities seek out small Linux OEM companies and help them in providing the best Linux experience possible. "Obviously it is in RH, Canonical, and Novell's interests to actively pursue Big Enterprise Fish like HP and Dell. But I'm really surprised that the communities around these distros haven't sought out the smaller, and potentially growing, companies that are offering computers with Linux pre-installed. It seems like this is a win-win for everyone."
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MeatAndTaters
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2005-11-16

I remember thinking that Linux was ready for the desktop when Caldera 2.0 came out (what? 9 years ago?). You know what http://www.caldera.com has now? A SCO name. You know the only operating system with a screenshot on the page? Windows Mobile.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

I remember thinking that Linux was ready for the desktop when Caldera 2.0 came out (what? 9 years ago?). You know what http://www.caldera.com has now? A SCO name. You know the only operating system with a screenshot on the page? Windows Mobile.

And this proves what? That a (bad) change of control at a failing Linux company might make the company pursue other avenues, like destroying their credibility and profitability through bogus litigation...

For every dead GNU/Linux company of the past, a new one has popped up. Overall the current crop of GNU/Linux companies are doing fine.

Caldera 2.0 may have been ready for the desktop of that time, but time has moved on and so has GNU/Linux. Current distributions don't resemble Caldera 2.0 in any way. Similar to Windows XP not resembling Windows 3.11.

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