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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..."

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