Mar 04, 2008, 21:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Hogan)
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"After an excruciatingly long time, it looks like Linux is
finally taking hold. But maybe we should rename it the Google
Operating System because, clearly, the big Daddy Warbucks of search
is the wind beneath the wings of Linux these days.
"Google's new Android initiative has a toehold on cell phones,
and the company has long promoted open source on the web, where
your browser is basically your OS. Now that's the rallying point
for Linux developers on the desktop, as per new machines like the
Asus (asus.com) Eee PC 4G mini laptop, Everex (everex.com) gPC
TC2502 and Zonbu (zonbu.com) PCs. The search giant didn't build
them, but you'd never know it from booting one up..."