Predictions for 2002: Linux emerges as desktop OS


Author: JT Smith

PC Magazine offers a handful of predictions for 2002. Among them:”Linux will become user-friendly and emerge as a true desktop operating system competing
with those of Microsoft and Apple. But the interface will go in the direction of the Macintosh,
not Windows, once cross-compilers appear on the market and people discover that Apple’s
new Unix-based kernel makes porting from Mac to Linux easier than porting from Windows to
Linux. These cross-compilers will appear magically, but will turn out to have been waiting in
the wings.”


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