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[28 Dec 2010 | 56 Comments | 56,827 views]
Linux for the rest of us?

Back in the late 1990s, people were touting Linux as the “next big thing.”
Think back to 1998 when an internal memo released by Microsoft about the “Linux threat” was leaked to the public. It appeared that Linux might be on the verge of seriously challenging Microsoft’s dominance in the marketplace. At the same time, people were worried about security vulnerabilities in Windows 98 and the stability issues of the operating system.
Indeed, some of them were mad enough at Microsoft to give Linux a try. It was touted as a free …