Thursday, 15 January, 2004

Linus on desktop Linux

In an interview with LinuxWorld Australia, Linux Torvalds talks a little about his expectations for Linux on the desktop in 2004.  He makes a few points that I think bode well for Linux in the near future:

What we don't know right now is whether there's a market for proprietary shrink-wrap software on the Linux desktop.  I think there is room for personal finance packages and some vertical market applications, but I'm not expecting a huge surge in the number of successful Linux-focused software companies.