ZDNet: Linux Backers Foresee Desktop Gains
Apr 24, 2004, 02:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Becker)
"Linux may be entrenched in the data center, but it will need
some sprucing up before the upstart operating system grabs a
significant spot on the desktop PC.
"Cosmetic adjustments, better business applications--and more of
them--and improved marketing will help turn the tide, according to
speakers at the Desktop Linux Summit here.
"While figures vary widely on worldwide Linux desktop
penetration, most credible sources place it between 0.5 percent and
2 percent of the market, making the open-source operating system a
slowly rising third to Windows and Apple Computer's Mac OS..."