[linux-elitists] Are we Dead Yet? (or "For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!)
Thu Jan 20 06:34:21 PST 2005
Life has been getting on pretty good lately:
1. SCOG is getting hammered on nearly everything
2. Microsoft is back-pedaling on PR about eradicating Spam by 2006
3. SUN is starting to find out just how badly they need Linux
4. RedHat is actually starting to discover the mandates to
Volunteers as to "What" features Fedora will have, isn't such a
5. Novell's commitment to Ximian, SuSE Linux, its Directory product
on Linux, plus various other things-a-sunder. Oh,the Stance on
the Copyright stuff regarding #1
6. IBM recently decided to release IP into the Wilderness. Me, I
get warm fuzzies from the "Microsoft of the 80s" in terms of
Monopoly Money. But, I am in a wait and see mode on it.
7. Many Linux Distributors have become profitable this past year,
some even emerged out of bankruptcy
8. Apple, though still not quite understanding the whole FOSS thing
yet, is making strides they wouldn't have even considered 5 (or
even 3) years ago. Jobs still might botch it. Similar to #6, I
am in wait and see mode.
9. Dell, (shhhh) actually is shipping Linux on AMD processors, even
though they still deny it.
10. Microsoft is in emergency PR mode on nearly everything, if
they'd quit spending time "Adding" Value (Value to whom?) and
start *FIXING* its problems (and really fixing them), this
Emergency PR would just "Go Away" and I might actually not
cringe every time I am forced to support a Windows Machine.
11. The NY Times has started publishing scathing articles about
Microsoft's lack of enthusiasm in general about fixes.
12. The NY Times has noticed FireFox.
13. IBM has trimmed the dead branch from its tree trunk (PC/Laptop
division) and is probably looking at PPC for the replacement.
14. Debian Sarge is getting closer to release making Sarge much more
usable than Woody. And the release date has been nailed down:
You know RSN.
15. Ubuntu Linux take the place of Sarge for my distro of choice to
give to "completely frustrated" Windows(and its various
versions) wanting something that just works.
Anyone else got anything (positive) to contribute. I found 2004 to be
refreshing as far as FOSS is concerned. It is truly amazing that the
revolution is slowly becoming mundane... 3rd page news etc. To me this
is a GREAT thing.
I am just wondering how other list members felt about 2004.
The technology that is
Stronger, better, faster: Linux
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