__/ [ rapskat ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 23:27 \__
> On Sun, 02 Apr 2006 17:04:51 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> On Sun, 02 Apr 2006 19:58:27 GMT, Handover Phist wrote:
>>> People are beginning to wake up.
>> <snip what="FUD">
Take a hike, Erik. Nobody wants you or needs you here. This is a Linux
newsgroup. Evidently, if you come here seeking attention by aggravating the
participants, you haven't the skills to acquire friends. Google recommends
Romance for you, but sadly it expired yesterday.
> It *has* happened, and it's *still* happening.
> The problem is that you are looking for this mass conversion of users
> desktops to Linux, ISV's to start pushing Linux, Linux commercials on
> various media, and suddenly the world to start running Linux overnight.
> This isn't the way it goes. The change is subtle, gradual. Windows
> wasn't an overnight success. M$ didn't become the most powerful software
> company in the world over the course of a year. Rome wasn't conquered in
> a day.
> If you continue to look for some massive Linux migration, then you are
> never going to see all the little ones that take place everyday. You
> won't even notice it happening until suddenly you look around and almost
> everyone around you is running some version of Linux.
> The year of Linux was last year, this year, and every year after that.
> All you have to do is compare Linux and Open Source awareness and support
> from 5 years ago to today to see how things are changing. How many OEM's
> and vendors are offering Linux support as opposed to then? How many
> software packages are being offered for the platform as opposed to a
> couple years ago? Call an ISP a year or two ago and mention Linux and
> they'd probably hang up on you, now they ask what distro you're running.
> Put Linux on your resume and watch the opportunities open up to you.
> Linux/OSS is not going to have "a" year, it will have them all.
Good post, Rapskat. Anything added will detract.
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