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Business Week: Watch Yourself, Microsoft. Here Comes Linux

Jul 08, 1999, 23:53 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen H. Wildstrom)

"About six months ago, I first started playing with the Linux operating system,... I thought Linux was a neat toy for students and hobbyists. But I thought it would be years before Linux was ready for ordinary folks, since it was way too difficult to install and use. Boy, was I wrong."

"I doubted whether the loose cooperative of programmers that maintains and extends Linux could design an interface as usable as Windows or the Mac. Wrong again. Linux comes with a choice of two interfaces, the Free Software Foundation's slick GNOME and the even slicker K Desktop Environment from the KDE Project. Neither is as polished or intuitive as Windows or the Mac, but both are about 75% of the way there."

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