[linux-elitists] Register: The truth about Palladium

Ron Guerin ron@vnetworx.net
Thu Jun 27 19:29:43 PDT 2002


On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 08:57, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/25891.html
> 
> MS to eradicate GPL, hence Linux
> By Thomas C Greene in Washington
> Posted: 25/06/2002 at 22:30 GMT
[snip]
> 
> Harry's lament
> I fully expect to see Linux on the desktop growing rapidly in the next 
> several years. The major distros like SuSE and Mandrake are coming along 
> nicely with classic Harry features like automatic updates. Hardware 
> detection is getting better by the day. Open Office is rapidly approaching 
> the point where it imports from and exports to MS office without 
> difficulty. The 2.4.x kernel is finally showing signs of the 2.2.x's 
> legendary stability. The KDE desktop is looking sharp and working nicely 
> now with version 3.0. Mozilla is coming along wonderfully. And now Red Hat 
> says it intends to commit seriously to the desktop market.

Last I heard, Bob Young said just a couple of months ago that desktop
Linux is doomed, and that Red Hat would _not_ be putting serious effort
into it.

Did I mess an announcement?

Ron




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