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2009: Year of the Linux Delusion

Dec 18, 2008, 19:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Zaharov-Reutt)

"In a year that saw Linux netbooks appear, and fail to excite consumers, thus handing Microsoft victory in the netbook operating system space, yet another pundit has come out claiming 2009 will be a revolutionary year for Linux.

"The article, called "2009: Year Of The Linux Revolution", from Fast Company's Chris Dannen, says that netbooks running ARM processors will need a lightweight and pretty version of Linux, written by Canonical, to woo users.

"Of course, just because Canonical has done a deal with ARM to write such a version of Linux doesn't mean it exists yet, with existing Linux distributions doing their best to look like Windows, and do everything that Windows can do."

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