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ZDNet: The Linux Desktop Market

Mar 10, 2006, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"As regular readers know there's been a lot of discussion in the talkbacks to this blog lately about two issues: PC style security on MacOS X and out-sourcing. One unanticipated result of all this has been to give me a bit of what I like to think of as insight into why desktop Linux hasn't been more of a success.

"Some people, of course, claim that desktop Linux is a stealth success, but two years ago Walmart offered a sub $500 PC with Linux pre-installed, now they have a Microsoft Store and offer Windows NT 4.0 Professional on refurbished 900Mhz P3 Thinkpads for $482..."

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