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Shuttleworth: Windows 7 Is an Opportunity for Linux

Apr 03, 2009, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"Granted, Linux on the desktop has not made as much of a dent against Windows as it has in the datacenter. But Shuttleworth, who is also CEO of Ubuntu's commercial backer Canonical, figures the desktop itself and the applications that people are using are changing in ways that make the coming desktop battle different than it has ever been before.

""The principals of diversity in the desktop space are well established," Shuttleworth told InternetNews.com. "The benefits to consumers and industry of having an alternative are very substantial. Any change in the status quo is an opportunity."

"For Microsoft, the changing status quo revolves around its next big release with Windows 7, an OS designed in large part to undo some of the damage associated with Windows Vista -- featuring design tweaks and enhancements aplenty."

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