Against whom is Linux competing?

Posted by Abe on Sep 13, 2005 5:59 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Marc Wagner is Services Development Specialist, UITS, Student Technology Centers at Indiana Universi
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In the closing of his article What Linux needs to succeed, Paul Murphy writes of Linux devotees:

Stop trying to make Linux look like Windows, don't put those [Windows] people in charge, and don't let anyone pretend that Linux is some kind of cheaper Windows replacement. Linux is what it is: Unix, and it takes different reflexes, different ideas about networks, about the role of the computer, about data storage, and about application management to make it work.

While I agree with a number of his conclusions (such as the relative strengths of Solaris, BSD, and Linux distantly followed by Windows), I think he misses the point.

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