#1-3 and 6: Linus Torvalds
#4: San Jose Mercury News
#7-9: Matrix Information and Directory Services
#10-13: Scarborough Research
#14-17: Business Week
#18-22 and 25: Jason Schumaker, Linux Journal
#23: ZDNet, October 26, 1999, Mary Jo Foley
#24: Windows Magazine
#26-28: The Penguins by Tony D. Williams
Gains by Linux are old (if not Red) hat by now. Still, it's gratifying to see the numbers. Here are the latest (April 1999) from The Internet Operating System Counter (http://leb.net/hzo/) in graphical form.
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Another quarter, another major advance in Linux' move to the desktop—at least if we judge from service calls. Last September, we reported that Linuxcare noticed a 27% increase in the number of desktop incidents, while service calls for file, print and web servers went down. Now we have the third-quarter numbers, and the trend continues. To show the dramatics, here's a graph.
The press loves a David & Goliath “war” of any kind. Bill Gates has played the Goliath role for quite a while, of course, but the Davids come and go. For most of the late 1990s, David was played by Netscape's Marc Andreessen. Now Linus Torvalds has been cast in the David role.
Thus, the headlines read like a play-by-play fight between Linus and Bill, or Linus and other big/bad tribal chieftains. Here at Linux Journal, we found ourselves supplying material for this sports story when we hosted “Linux for Suits: The Linux and Open Source Executive Forum” at Internet World on October 6 last year.
Torvalds swings at Linux wannabes: Linux inventor dismisses moves toward open source by Sun, Microsoft... —ZD Net story, October 6, 1999
Question: Microsoft has been talking a lot about opening up their own code. Whether or not they actually do that is a big question; but if they should do that, what does it mean for Linux?
Linus' Answer: I'd like to start off by saying talk is cheap, and I think this is a fairly theoretical question. However, as a theoretical question, I'd be more than happy to see more and more people open up their source. I'm not convinced, for example, that the Sun community license is a very good license. But it still makes me very happy to see that Sun is opening up and making their knowledge available to others. And if Microsoft were to open up, I'd be more than thrilled. I don't think it is very likely, or if it does happen, it will most likely be in niche markets. People think there is more of a Microsoft bigotry in the Linux community than there really is. I'm more than happy to use Microsoft products. It is just that I am selective about the products I want to use. For example, I've always liked PowerPoint, and I've always thought that Visual Basic was a good product. It's just been hard to use them because I've always thought the platforms they run on aren't good enough. I used to do my slides with PowerPoint for the longest time with a Windows Installation package. This is true, I find of all the developers I'm in contact with—that maybe we take up Microsoft as a bad example in specific areas, but we're not as anti-Microsoft as the press makes us seem.
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