[svlug] Linux an "upstart"?

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Jul 18 14:42:55 PDT 2003


M Wendall wrote:

> Hi!
> How about "the new kid on the block?" After all, the real new kid 
> could be a teenager, and it's not derogatory.
> Margaret

 or "the boat you missed" OS :-)

Sameer

-- 
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
http://verma.sfsu.edu/ 


>
> Bill Kendrick wrote:
>
>> Okay, we're preparing to celebrate Linux's 12-year birthday [1],
>> and I realize it's only just RECENTLY (like, 1998) that Linux started
>> becoming mainstream, but do people still have to keep calling it 
>> "upstart"!?
>>
>>  "Linux took on Microsoft, and won big in Munich Victory could be a huge
>>  step in climb by up-and-comer"
>>  http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20030714/5320229s.htm
>>
>>  ... [Munich] was leaning toward a switch to Linux, the upstart computer
>>  operating system ...
>>
>>
>> We're up!  We've started!  Can we come up with a more appropriate status
>> 'adjective' for the OS already!?
>>
>>
>> ;^)
>>
>> -bill!
>>
>>  
>>
>






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