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Life in a Linux-less World

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Well, well, well, so Linux has turned 20 at last.

While we were reading about the inroads Android is making into the mobile market and weeping over the news that Groklaw is about to pack its bags and move on, we began wondering: Just what would the world have been like if Linus Torvalds hadn't sat down and written Linux?

For one thing, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) would be poorer. It's raking in the shekels on Linux patents and filing suit against various companies over Android, a Linux variant.

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) would rule the mobile world, and we'd all just be better off turning our paychecks over to Cupertino, which would be able to charge what it likes.

Businesses would still be paying through the nose for high-end Unix servers, we'd never have Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) search, and the movie "The Social Network" would not have existed.

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re: Life

What a load of self aggrandizing crapola.

Apparently fanboys are now attempting to write fan fiction (my advice, don't quit their day jobs).

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