Linux in 2004

LinuxWorld asks Eric Raymond and John Terpstra. Some responses:

Eric Raymond: “2004 [will] *finally* be the year when Linux makes significant in-roads on the desktop…Government adoptions happening in Massachusetts, Brazil, South Africa, and all over the Pacific Rim are driving this trend. There’s a lot happening in the private sector, too, but the adopters there won’t talk about that because thety want to hold on to their advantage over competitors paying the Microsoft tax.”

John Terpstra: “During 2004 there will be significant growth in use of Linux for file and print serving, directory management and serving, and in groupware solutions. These backend (server based) facilities will liberate the desktop and will open the way to greater desktop deployment.”

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Rajesh Jain

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