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 Linux on Desktop Making Big Strides

"One more reason I think Linux may be getting close to serious contention: Wal-Mart, the retailing giant, is beginning to play the same hardball with desktop computing that it has played with everything else. It's selling Linux PCs, including, in a new deal, a system loaded with Sun's ``Java Desktop System,'' another Linux distribution that impresses me with its relative ease of use. I don't want to overstate the situation. I still think the best way for an average person to run Unix, the super-sturdy operating system on which Linux is based, on a personal computer is to buy a Macintosh from Apple. OS X has many capabilities that even the best versions of Linux can't match so far."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 10, 2004 )


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