June 30, 2003

Will Debian survive the rise of Linux?

In mid 2003 public awareness of Linux is passing critical mass, moving beyond the technically competent early adopters and reaching for the desktop of
Joe User. Linux is not limited any more to those who can read source code as easily as the Sunday paper. The new breed of user doesn't even know what
source code is. Deployments aren't just happening in bedrooms and uni computer labs, they're happening on the scale of tens of thousands of desktops
at a time in governments and large corporates. In much the same way as the Internet went through a gestation period before blasting seemingly
overnight into the public consciousness, Linux is just now exploding in the awareness of Joe User.

Link: linmagu.org


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