October 16, 2001

Desktop schmesktop

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, "The clarion call keeps sounding: Open source must build a better Windows than Windows, a better MS Office than MS Office. Open source must storm the desktop now or it will die -- or so we are told. What nonsense. Open source was alive and well long before the desktop PC was invented, and will still be thriving long after the desktop becomes ancient history. Since when did Open source switch from innovation to imitation? Of the many great achievements of open source, most have been brand new ideas rather than cheap copies of others. Let's take a look at a few of the achievements." It's at osOpinion.com.

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