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Is Linux the New Threat?

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When you look at the Redhat balance sheet and its latest results you have to say, wow, this company seems to have their business under control. But I wonder, if not something bigger is happening.

With every recession and every bust things change. When times are good there usually is not that much change. Sure we try out new things, but the same-old, same-old carries on. In the years 1990 to 2000 the web started and people experimented, but it was not until the years 2000 to 2009 that the Web became a part of our fabric and way of life.

Now I wonder if Linux is not going to become part of our life? I have had a love-hate relationship with Linux. And I have in the past said that I gave up on desktop Linux. Now I am not so sure anymore.

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