December 28, 2009, 7:04 am
More than ten years ago, I helped Linux’s adoption along by proving out that Linux and Samba actually worked faster than the then-dominant Windows NT operating system. Today, as we bid adieu to the ‘noughts’, everyone uses Linux in devices from DVRs (digital video recorders) and smartphones, to the Internet, where everything from search engines such as Google to the social networks like Facebook and Twitter to vital business networks like the world’s stock markets rely on Linux. Only the desktop remains unconquered, and who knows? Between Linux-powered netbooks and Google’s Chrome OS, by 2019 perhaps even that will have changed. After all, who would have thought in 1999 that Linux would have quietly become so prevalent throughout computing?