__/ [billwg] on Friday 14 October 2005 14:40 \__
> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Slashdot, minutes ago:
>> The year: 2020
>> "When Linux began to hit the desktop, 20 years ago this month, it was
>> considered nothing more than a free operating environment that had
>> late to the party, well behind the industry leader Microsoft. Now,
>> it's the
>> operating system used on nearly 95 percent of all the spaceships,
>> and notebooks sold worldwide. Take a look at Linux past and present,
>> what lies ahead in the future, including an interview with Mr. Linus
>> Torvalds himself."
> Roy tries to re-write history, presumably to shade the sluggish history
> of linux towards a brighter tone, but linux will have to muster it's
> reply by 2011 if it is to meet the 20 year criteria.
> Particularly if you want to claim Windows really started with Win 1.0!
> Windows started, as most people know, with 3.0. Everything before that
> was just fiddling around and wasn't in the consumer product category at
Truth and false are often defined by whatever suits your arguments. Thus,
the interpretation of the situation is merely an illusion. Windows 3.0
marks the beginning of large-scale piracy and a corporation that turns a
blind eye. Some suspect they continue to do so:
Best advertisement is often free experience which leads to dependability or
attachment. Speaking of which, what better method for dependability than
proprietary formats and lack of exporters...?
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