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An old webpage about Linux popularity

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#1 Guest_hollowface_*


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:06 PM

Found an old thread from 1999 on slashdot. It's interesting reading some of the comments talking about Linux growth/popularity, and the Linux community has only grown since then. Imagine Linux 10 or 20 years down the road.

Unfortunately, the article mentioned in the thread is no longer available, nore is it retrievable from The Way Back Machine.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:22 PM

Way cool. Thanks for posting!!!


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:22 AM

Interesting, some of the comments further down the page; specially about the Linux community being welcoming.....and the BSD community espousing the well-worn precept of 'RTFM', and remaining highly insular within the realms of academia. No wonder it's not popular.


I must admit, I didn't find the Ubuntu community particularly welcoming to noobs. Puppy, however.... The enthusiasm is almost palpable. Noob or veteran, no-one looks down on you for asking even apparently stupid questions. They're a great bunch.


From the sound of things, the BSD crowd were even worse than the usual cliques....!! Honestly, fancy judging a potential contributor more on the strength of his/her academic reputation than on the quality of his/her proposal...


Absolutely ludicrous.



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