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Free Software Magazine: Is Microsoft Bracketed by GNU/Linux?

May 09, 2006, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

"An interesting thing is about to happen to home computing--the 'Desktop' that GNU/Linux never seems able to liberate from proprietary Windows may be just about to become irrelevant. Three independent, ultra-low-end computing platforms are being released—platforms that, like the first 'desktop PCs' will be mostly owned by people who've never owned computers before. Every one of them will run GNU/Linux!

"Considering that GNU/Linux and other free operating systems are already a major force on the high end of servers, mainframes, and supercomputers and that GNU/Linux has begun to become extremely popular in embedded computers because of its portability and low cost—the once almighty desktop is now bracketed on the top and bottom by newer, GNU/Linux-based systems. Microsoft's core domain is starting to look kind of puny and obsolete..."

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