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LinuxWorld.com: The State of Linux: Review of 2003, Predictions for 2004

Nov 27, 2003, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin C. Brown)

"It's been an eventful year in the Linux world, but probably not for all the reasons we'd all like. Undoubtedly it's been yet another year of great advancements of Linux, particularly on the desktop, but the ongoing work on the server shouldn't be ignored either. With tools like KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice and others maturing this year, there's no doubt that people are beginning to notice Linux more as a potential replacement for Windows.

"In the backroom, more companies are beginning to see Linux as more of an official solution to their problems, than a toy OS that the geeks use when the bosses aren't looking. We've already got companies like IBM, Sun and Dell selling Linux on hardware as a solution, not an add-on, and grid computing and render farms--like the one used to produce the Sinbad films which ran on HP hardware--are becoming more common..."

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