Linux has won?

What?  Did we miss it?  Acording to this article that was the talk at Ohio Linux Fest. Brian Proffitt over at IT World makes some awesome points about not only why Linux hasn't won yet but that we really do not want it to.  Once we have won there is really no place to go but down.  Linux does have some things going with it that may let it avoid the fate of the technologies from the past.  Most notably is it's open source nature.  If anyone stops inovating all anyone else can pick it up and start with a fresh perspective.

 

So do you think Linux has won?

What does Linux winning mean to you?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.