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Thread: I say it is spinach . . .
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Russell McMahon wrote:

> Available here from (the author) Eric Raymond's  site
>         www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/
> A (would be?) rebuttal of the Bazaar model
>         http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue4_12/bezroukov/

Hehe... Here's an excerpt; two of the citations from others this article
(1999) is based on. Originals by Ken Thompson:

"My experience and some of my friends' experience is that Linux is quite
unreliable. Microsoft is really unreliable but Linux is worse. In a non-PC
environment, it just won't hold up. If you're using it on a single box,
that's one thing. But if you want to use Linux in firewalls, gateways,
embedded systems, and so on, it has a long way to go."

It seems it /has/ gone this long way. There's definitely more Linux in
firewalls and gateways these days than there is Windows -- and it seems to
be quite a bit more economical (yes, for commercial projects) to create a
stable, small Linux configuration than it is to create a stable, small
Windows configuration :)

"I do believe that in a race, it is naive to think Linux has a hope of
making a dent against Microsoft starting from way behind with a fraction of
the resources and amateur labor. (I feel the same about Unix.)"

May have seemed to be naive at the time, but it sure looks different now.

Be careful with predictions... :)

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