ZDNet UK: The Year Ahead: Linux Continues to Push for the Desktop
Dec 31, 2002, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
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"The good news for Linux as an operating system for the
desktop--as opposed to the server--is that it is set to become No.
2 after Windows in the next year or so. The bad news is that its
growth does not look to be as explosive as some advocates might
"The predictions come from IDC and they reflect the fact that in
the last few months Linux on the desktop has become a reality. It
is now possible, for example, to buy a Linux-based PC (running
LindowsOS) from Evesham. In the US, Wal-Mart sells machines based
on Lindows, Mandrake Linux and others. But though Linux may have
its foot in the door, taking the next step to becoming a mainstream
success is proving a more difficult proposition..."