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Tech giants offer stable systems as Linux loses focus

Sep 06, 2009, 07:03 (29 Talkback[s])

"I REMEMBER the first time that I took Linux seriously as an alternative to the mainstream operating systems of the time. It was in January 1999, and the latest version of the free OS, Linux 2.2.0, had been released. I upgraded from the version I was using. The new version operating system used less memory; applications I was using got faster, and ran more smoothly.

"This was a revelation. I’d never suffered an operating system upgrade – neither on Microsoft’s Windows nor the Apple Macintosh platform – which actually ran better on the same machine. Usually, OS upgrades were associated with, at the very least, purchases of extra RAM memory."

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