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Haven't We Heard This Before?

On the cover of the 19 August issue of eWEEK can be found the following two headlines:

Linux desktop due

Microsoft security under fire

Linux desktop due? Quelle surprise! Microsoft security under fire? Non! Quelle horreur!

The Linux desktop headline reminds me of a Soviet-era joke told to me by a Russian teacher at the Defense Language Institute back in 1981:

Gospodin Rudnik: Ask me if there will be true communism in Russia.

Me: Will there be true communism in Russia?

Gospodin Rudnik: (wryly) Da.

So, if you ask me if there will be a true desktop Linux, my answer is, "Da."

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