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Talking to Torvalds

Oct 01, 2007, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Runciman)

"Linux hasn't made huge inroads on the desktop--is that a worry?

"Well the desktop is not really a huge market for Linux. It's hard to get hardware manufacturers to support it. They won't even tell us, for example, how their new graphics chips will work, so it's difficult to write code for them.

"The desktop is special, there's a huge inertia for people because it's the only place we are really aware that we are using software. In things like iPods the software is almost invisible--it's updated behind the scenes, it only has a limited interface..."

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