October 18, 2001

The plateau

Author: JT Smith

"We're entering the season of a new round of Linux releases, plus initial or new versions
of applications that have already been represented in one way or another in the Linux
sphere. There is a substantial and growing Linux installed base, not just in server space
but on the desktop.

Linux has not just arrived, but it arrived a little while ago. For a year or more, installing
Linux has been no more difficult than installing the alternatives. Hardware support is very
good -- excellent, considering the low level of direct vendor support. There are still
some vendors to be avoided, but contempt for the customer is what drove many of us
from Microsoft's fold to begin with, so we mustn't be too surprised to learn that Microsoft
has no monopoly on that characteristic." Commentary on LinuxPlanet

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