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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part II

May 23, 2005, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"As we discussed in last week's article, for most of its existence, people have distributed Linux as a workstation or a server rather than as a desktop. The default workstation that evolved has existed mostly for use by developers. So, when you install a Linux distribution with a graphical interface, it generally looks like what a developer might want. In addition, it performs similar to how many UNIX workstations work, which can seem slow.

"In this article, we continue to look at the Linux desktop in a different light. Here, we think of it as a computer system with a fast interface that we can optimize for the knowledge worker and consumer..."

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