The Year of Linux
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| Linux absolutely is doing well in embedded devices, and I'm sure that trend
| is going to continue. But Linux has not yet regained the ground that Unix
| lost in the SMB application market. Back in the 80's and even into the 90's,
| that market was strongly pro-Unix. A lot of it was SCO, of course, because
| this was all before Linux existed. Microsoft took that market away, but I see
| no reason that Linux couldn't take it back - Linux SHOULD take it back
| because Linux servers make much more sense than Microsoft and of course cost
| far less.
| This is a market where the GUI arguments (KDE, Gnome) don't really matter -
| in most cases you'd want your application controlled through a web interface.
| It's really foolish to do anything else in any but the most unusual
| circumstances and of course the big benefit is platform independence: you get
| free from the tyranny of Microsoft but also don't have to force customers off
Four billion embedded systems shipped in '06