This entry is the second in a series covering GNU/Linux, an Operating System consisting of the Linux Kernel and applications from the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community, with an emphasis on its connections to the developing world. These articles assume at least a moderate understanding of the Linux and FOSS communities. For more information regarding these, I would direct interested parties to Linux.org as well as the Free Software Foundation and finally, for the truly interested, the GNU Manifesto. With all of this knowledge now in hand, I hope you enjoy the series. If you have not already done so, I suggest you go ahead and read the first post in the series: Linux: Not Ready for the Big Time.
Linux is Everywhere
In my first post in this series, I expostulated at quite length to the fact that Linux is not ready for the Big Time. Yet, if one takes a closer look at the true state of Linux, one begins to notice, Linux is everywhere! How is it not ready for the Big Time? What even is the Big Time? To me, the Big Time is when it has become a household name, common to every person who is at least a bit familiar with computers, seen as an equal choice to Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh when choosing how you, the common user, will operate your computer. Continue reading