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Desktop Linux: Great for the Environment, Bad for Economy?

Aug 11, 2010, 01:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Is using desktop Linux better for the environment than say, running Microsoft Windows or Apple's OS X?

"In this piece, I'll explore the ideas behind Linux as the operating system for the eco-friendly masses, and how desktop Linux could potentially affect the hardware/software sectors of the economy.

"Then finally, I'll put the pieces together and examine whether a sudden increase in Linux usage on the desktop would spell trouble for the economy.

"Recycle and reuse

"Computers and related computing devices can always be recycled. But the idea that computers can also be reused in place of recycling them may be the best way to ensure each computer in question receives the most from its life here on this Earth."

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