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DesktopLinux: Desktop Linux: A VB/Access Developer�s View

Oct 28, 2004, 00:15 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pete Morgan)

"Applications, device drivers, easier installation, improved cross application compatibility... these are just a few things that are steadily improving in Desktop Linux. Additional enhancements would be good, but overall there isn't really that much missing in Linux.

"One real showstopper for mass adoption of Linux is a mixture of 'lack of awareness' and 'fear of the unknown.' The vast majority of PC users do not really understand what an operating system is and even though more and more people may have heard of Linux, they probably haven't the faintest notion of what it is or more importantly, what it does. Many people are still apprehensive of computers and the idea of a greater unknown is daunting to them..."

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