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Mini-Interview with Miguel de Icaza [OSNews]
Aug. 07, 2002

OSNews editor Eugenia Loli-Queru queries Ximian CTO Miguel de Icaza about the desktop in this mini-interview . . .

" . . . OSNews: TheRasterman said a few weeks ago that there was never a battle for the desktop, that Windows was the winner all along. Do you agree? Do you think that the tables can turn? What would it take to do so?

Miguel de Icaza: I like what Maddog said a few years ago: "only 1% of the world population has chosen an operating system". So I believe there is quite a lot of room to grow there. Various initiatives in various countries: both from the private industry and from the government are giving a lot of momentum to open source servers and desktops, and we are very excited on making this happen."

"We are trying to encourage people to use it, we are listening to their problems and we are actively addressing usability concerns . . . "

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