Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Oct 2005 16:22 UTC
Linux "No matter what strides the new generation of open-source companies make, they all owe a big debt to Torvalds. In 1991 the Finnish programmer started Linux as a project at the University of Helsinki. Fourteen years later the reverberations are still being felt." In this email interview Torvalds discusses his thoughts on where open source is heading and the challenges the Linux community faces.
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I don't really care what reality you live in.

The Linux Desktop HAS taken off, it is flying. How far it will fly and how high is yet to be seen.

Nowadays you don't have to be a geek to use Linux. It's every bit a mature as Windows or Mac OSX (if they are mature, that is).

Personally, I don't consider any system mature at the moment. They are all lacking quite a bit considered what's possible to implement.

But you have another opinion, Mr.Noname, and that's fine. We just don't agree.

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The Linux Desktop HAS taken off, it is flying. How far it will fly and how high is yet to be seen

No, it's not flying. Below 2% or below of the market is not flying. It's yet to be seen if the linux desktop market will ever take off. If it ever hits 10% then we can consider it significant.

Once you step out of the geek osnews world and face reality you'll be able to better realize certain truths that are independent of your limited views.

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You're being very rude, Mr.Noname. So I modded down the post after the one I'm answering.

We agree that is yet to be seen how far it will fly and how high. We only disagree on whether Linux on the desktop is flying or not.

I consider it flying because it has an usergroup of consideral size (2% is A LOT), and I consider it flying due to the functionality of the desktop. It lacks nothing in funcitionality compared with other major desktops (read Windows and Mac OSX).

Why do you, Mr.Noname [identify yourself], consider it non-flying?

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