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Hardware Central: How Much Should a PC Cost?

May 30, 2001, 23:57 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Grevstad)

[ Thanks to Tim Rushing for this link. ]

A reader pointed out that one of our sister sites, Hardware Central, posted an article that included some musings on the future on Linux and other operating systems now that Intel has released the Itanium 64-bit processor, and how shoppers will approach the impending confusion in the hardware market. Here's what Eric Grevstad had to say about Linux:

"And a whole high-tech industry (well, would-be industry) that's built on low-priced or free product -- desktop Linux -- is floundering. Ballyhooed software developer Eazel is belly-up. Corel and Caldera have fled the field. Last week, my favorite, friendly-enough-for-Windows-users distributor, MandrakeSoft, dumped its CEO, CIO, CTO, and numerous other staffers amid dire financial gossip, though vowing to keep together the team behind the nifty Linux-Mandrake 8.0...."
"What's the difference between a Mac zealot and a Linux zealot? Both say, 'Thou shalt have no other god before mine,' but one gladly throws his whole wallet into the collection plate and the other refuses to put in a penny."

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