2006: The Year That Changed Linux

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-12-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Opinion: This was the year when business Linux and hobby Linux started to go their seperate ways. (Linux-Watch)

Ive been saying for years that Linux was well along on its way from being the tech fanboy operating system of choice, to becoming one of big business favorite operating systems.

Well, I was right all along, but in 2006, that progress smacked many Linux fans in the face.
This is my list of the five most significant changes in Linux this year. They are not changes, however, that many who have embraced Linux in the past will appreciate. Like it or lump it, these are the changes that I also think clearly predict Linuxs future in the mainstream. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: 2006: The Year That Changed Linux
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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