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BusinessWeek: Linux For The Desktop: It's A Contender

Feb 23, 2004, 16:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen H. Wildstrom)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Business and governments are starting to show a real interest in expanding their use of Linux operating system software from servers to employees' desktops. It had been a while since I tried out desktop versions of Linux, and the time seems ripe for a fresh look. The conclusion: While Linux isn't for everyone, it has come a long, long way.

"The underlying Linux software, the product of hundreds of programmers working cooperatively, has always been solid. The weakness has been in the user interface -- the windows, menus, icons, and other pieces that you see and interact with. Unlike Windows or Macintosh, there is no such thing as a standard Linux interface, and I had been unimpressed by the choices available..."

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