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Re: [SLE] Editor's Note: RIP: Linux on the Desktop
  • From: Alex Daniloff <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 15:52:04 -0700
  • Message-id: <200105222252.f4MMq4q30374@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
How sad :)
Las week we killed the last one NT box in our department and completely
switched to StarOffice for all desktop office applications.
Should we now pull our hear and beg M$ to forgive us?
I don't believe to this article.
May be it's part of M$ campaign to disorganize Linux community.
Regards.
Alex


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> NOT good, from a supposedly PRO-Linux source!
>
> Fred
> ______________
>
> "OK, it's official: Linux on the desktop is dead.
>
> Oh, sure, the corpse is still kicking around a little, and there's some
> debate about whether the patient is officially dead. But all we're
> waiting for now is the official death certificate from the coroner.
>
> The recent death of Eazel, as well as Corel's inability to practically
> give away the desktop-oriented Corel Linux, are two strong indications
> that there isn't an acceptable rate of return on Linux desktop
> development. (Plus, a leading Linux distribution that put a lot of
> resources into desktop Linux will shortly be announcing staff layoffs
> and budgetary cutbacks.) Without investment, Linux on the desktop will
> recede to a less frenetic rate of development: the enthusiasts will
> still develop code because they believe in the code, but the less
> enthusiastic -- and those with demanding day jobs -- will disappear
> from the scene. Such is the way of all movements: either the
> professionals take over and the movement evolves, or the movement
> recedes."
>
> http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/opinions/3387/1/
>
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> --
> ----/ / _ Fred A. Miller
> ---/ / (_)__ __ ____ __ Systems Administrator
> --/ /__/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ / Cornell Univ. Press Services
> -/____/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\ fm@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
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