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The end of the (Linux) desktop as we know it ?

May 18, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benoit Des Ligneris)

[ Thanks to Benoit des Ligneris for this link. ]

"More and more of the Linux ecosystem (PC hardware vendor, phone hardware vendor, search engine giant and more recently a well known Linux distro, Ubuntu) uses Linux as an embedded system for the desktop. Some examples to illustrate this trend :

* Asus Express gate embed Linux in the motherboard. You can have, in a few seconds, a browser, skype, etc.
* Google Chrome OS : not yet released but it is define as the Web OS with a minimalist/zen approach (like an OS based on Chrome, the browser)
* Mobile platform : you'll have plenty to choose. ARM based : Symbian, Meego, Android, etc.
* Last but not least, Canonical announce "Unity", a minimal/Zen OS that will be available to OEM but can be nonetheless deployed on Ubuntu Lucid and later."

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