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What the Linux World REALLY Needs...

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It has been quite a while now since the first release of Linux. In fact, it has been 15 years since Linus Torvalds, a computer science student at the University of Helsinki at the time, made freely available a kernel that mirrored many of the features of Unix and Minix. In this time, there have been small pockets where Linux has grabbed a foothold and "stolen" some market share, but for the most part it is still not setting any adoption records. By the way, I use the term stolen loosely since many of these areas were new to begin with and not that many were migrations.

Why is this?

I can think of seven excuses often tossed about, and one real reason of my own creation. Let's look at the excuses first:

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