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Linux, Windows 7 and Netbooks: It's On

Dec 10, 2008, 17:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"But even without a second Windows OS competitor in the fray, the open source Latest News about open source community is hawking its alternative OS choices as a big opportunity in netbooks. Of course, it remains to be seen if consumers and businesses will actually buy into the concept of a netbook with Linux installed if a Windows option is available.

"If the Linux OS is going stake a claim on the netbook, its communities have to fight against Windowmania. Potential buyers will have to see Linux as a non-threatening experience.

""Linux is now feature-identical to Windows. Despite the nitpicking details, Linux won't be an unusual experience to use on netbooks," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider."

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