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> Sometimes these over-ambitious projects, succeed (Linux is the prime example), but usually they do because there is a huge need in the market for such product.

Linux was not that ambitious to start with. That's why it succeeded: while everyone else was waiting for Hurd or AT&T-free BSD, Linux was rapidly gaining momentum.




> I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu)

http://www.thelinuxdaily.com/2010/04/the-first-linux-announc...

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