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Desktop Linux or Windows 7?

Jul 21, 2009, 19:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"For those in the industry, the term "depot install" is well known. Many businesses rely on depot installations to get their PCs up and running with new OS upgrades.

"So I think it stands to reason that we could see the same sort of thing taking place in the Desktop Linux realm as well. After all, it's hardly a new concept. Some Linux OEMs have been providing this service for a few years now. The singular stumbling block seems to be that most people are not aware of such an alternative.

"A company offering either depot installs on older PCs or pre-installation of Linux on PCs is in a position to give Windows 7 a run for its money. The software savings alone is enough to make the average person do a double take."

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