Thursday, April 05, 2007

Unfortunate Google

Blog of Helios has revisited issues near and dear to my heart... Google and Linux.

.... Linux is still the means by which Google became one of the richest and most successful corporations in American History. Google remains a leader in Internet Technology and Innovation. Linux is still the backbone of the largest server farm in private enterprise. It would seem that Larry Page and Sergey Brin would have the common courtesy to acknowledge this little detail by providing the Linux Desktop with a decent desktop search tool. You would think.
This is very unfortunate.

On so many levels... Most specifically the Open Source level. Google doesn't produce for linux because it would mean releasing its Intellectual Property to the Open Source community. Then where would Google be? Anyone with a little attitude and a few resources could mount a Google alternative. Probably be a couple of unknown guys in a garage somewhere. Right! Like even a major player could impact Google 's hold on the search engine market.

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