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Linux On The Desktop: Who Cares!

May 30, 2008, 01:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawn Powers)

"Every so often, you read on Slashdot, Digg, or some other techie news site that Linux is finally ready for the desktop. It's finally to the point that any end user could sit down at a computer and happily compute away. The applications are sufficiently sanitized and Windows-like that even Grandma can use them. I think it's fair to say that most of our previous conceptions of 'ready for the desktop' are moot points.

"I think the only folks that are still up in arms over whether or not Linux will ever be ready are the same folks that have been talking about it for years. New users really don't care. I don't say that arbitrarily, I say that because I work in a school, and I see the 'current generation' of computer users. They don't care if they use a Mac, a PC, or a Linux machine. Most don't even notice the difference..."

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