[LINK] re: Linux poised for lunch-table failure: Link Institute

Tom Worthington tomw2@ozemail.com.au
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 19:56:21 +1100


Howard Lowndes wrote Tue, 19 Nov 2002 11:38:01 +1100 (EST):

>Go on, I dare you to throw this on the media circus^Hit and see if it 
>really does get picked up.

Just noticed it was in the Australian, last November: 
<http://australianit.news.com.au/common/print/0,7208,5544582%5e15422%5e%5enbv%5e15309,00.html>:

>Flamed By Linux Lovers
>Open Source - Industry Gossip
>November 26, 2002
>
>... Some Linux fans, however, have a sense of humour. The "Link Institute" 
>in Canberra has issued a "press statement" claiming Linux is suffering 
>from a severe lack of catering.
>
>Because there's no such thing as a free lunch in the Linux world, it will 
>fail to take over the corporate desktop, warns "Prof Klerphel".
>
>"The best we can expect from the Linux mob is brown rice and lentils with 
>a carrot juice," he opined.
>
>"How can they expect to attract serious attention from major corporates 
>with hospitality like that?"  ...

Original at 
<http://mailman.anu.edu.au/pipermail/link/2002-November/046699.html>.


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