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I Love Linux, But It's Not Going to Save the World

Dec 15, 2007, 05:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"I read an article on CNN a couple days ago about Linux and ewaste reduction. It wasn't until I spent far too long shoveling my driveway tonight, though, that I had time to give the article any thought. At first blush, it seems to be another ringing endorsement of Linux. Free, open source, and with the power to save the earth, besides? I should be jumping up and down, right?

"I'm not, though, and here's why. The article quotes a 2004 study (does CNN realize how long 3 years is in computer years?) highlighting the ways in which converting computers to Linux can reduce electronic waste..."

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