September 28, 2001

Pessimism at LinuxWorld misplaced

Author: JT Smith "Many of the comments emanating from LinuxWorld in San Francisco at the end of August seem subdued, even
depressed, as if somehow the money is gone, the excitement is over, and only the hopelessly loyal are left to fight
on. That's nonsense, the future of Unix, including Linux and FreeBSD among others, has never been brighter with all
of the needed technological pieces now in place for a Unix takeover of most corporate computing.

That Unix is better, cheaper, faster, and more reliable than Windows does not suffice as the basis for nation-wide
defenestration (the throwing out of Windows). For that to happen we need a cultural change, a massive social
movement in which non technical people shift their allegiance from one set of ideas about computing to another."

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