SiliconValley.com: Linux for the Masses?
Dec 18, 2002, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Thomas)
"Another wave of new computers will enter homes this holiday
season and trigger the usual backwash of discarded systems.
"The new ones will soon be considered outdated--long before they
stop working--as new versions of Microsoft's Windows operating
system are released.
"But consumers might not spend $1,000 or more for a PC with the
current Windows XP if older versions of Windows ran reliably. They
might hold on to their old PCs.
"And they can--if they're willing to use a dependable operating
system that just happens not to be Windows..."