[Ilugc] ILUGC - Should'nt the name should change
- From: siva@xxxxxxxxxxx (Sivasankar Chander)
- Date: Tue Jul 20 19:47:41 2004
Most newbies to GNU/Linux think that GNU/Linux is a M$ killer. The
idea of GNU/Linux, *BSDs and/or other free operating systems is that
people can choose a better alternative. And never was the intention
of killing BillG or M$ for that matter. It may be a side effect
It wasn't the original intent, but after the SCO affair and
loads of FUD emanating from Redmond about OSS, it is
now fair game to target Micros~1. In any event, the killer
app was never the GNU/Linux OS, but the apps that it enabled,
like Samba, Apache, OpenOffice, Mozilla etc.
The nice thing is that most of the killer apps are platform-
agnostic, and will happily run on any *BSD or *IX. They benefit
everybody in the POSIX ecosystem, and sometimes even the MS
MS has got to hate Samba, in particular. There isn't anything
else that is so directly aimed at their core franchise as Samba.
Another company that must be seeing OSS on the Radar, though not
as a major threat yet, is Cisco Systems. Netfilter/IPTables and Zebra
must be a little worrying to them.
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