Mac OS X: Another View
Subject:   User Interface
Date:   2001-04-20 23:39:46
From:   derrick
Response to: User Interface

I think you make many good points in your post, and I'm especially interested in the "business services" challenge you mentioned.

I'm curious to see if the open source community is able to fill business services void that Apple has never been able to do. I think this is particularly interesting at this time when Linux-related technologies are trying to expand their presence behind the firewall.

It's not clear to me yet if Linux developers will be able to convince IT managers to accept Linux beyond Web-related services. We'll see. But if open source folks can punch a hole in that firewall, then wouldn't it be ironic that of all companies, Apple might benefit from the break through?