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How Linux Passion Sometimes Beats Windows Preloads

Feb 27, 2008, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Sure, Microsoft expects Windows' installed base to top 1 billion licenses by the end of this year. But in the shadow of Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend--known as an InstallFest--continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop option into a mainstream Windows alternative. Here's the scoop.

"Consider the situation in Northern California, where volunteers will work on March 1 to install Ubuntu Linux on hundreds of salvaged PCs that will be donated to local schools. The Alameda County Computer Resource Center and Untangle (an open source security company) are among the event's organizers..."

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