[linux-elitists] Linux desktop investments

Scott McNeil mcneil@freestandards.org
Tue Sep 2 11:12:44 PDT 2003

Reiterating an old prediction here...

 "Computers" become things that sit in back rooms.

 "Desktops" become consumer electronics products.

 Linux wins big in the server market.

 Linux wins big in the embedded market.

 Any company that tries to use a Linux/Works With Windows strategy
 (re: WABI) loses.

I still (mostly) believe this. Regardless, the Telstra story is great.

Scott McNeil
Executive Director
Free Standards Group

"Larry M. Augustin" wrote:
> Desktop Linux has been getting some good press lately.  Recently there was
> the Telstra
> (http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,7136841%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E
> ,00.html) story.  If you were going to invest money on the assumption that
> Linux will get significant traction on the desktop, where would you invest?
> Here are a few ideas for companies that might stand to do well as Linux
> becomes more popular on the desktop:  SuSE, RedHat, Lindows, Codeweavers,
> Aclerex, VMWare, Citrix.
> I've been thinking about this for a while, and no one company really stands
> out to me.  Thoughts?
> Larry
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