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Tectonic: Linux to Turn Windows into Niche Player

Aug 24, 2004, 15:15 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"Windows will become an operating system for niche tasks while Linux takes over the mainstream desktop and server roles, predicts Novell SA's systems engineer and manager Allison Singh. He says that users that need specific applications written for Windows only will stick with the OS while for most other users the rapidly evolving Linux desktop will become the standard operating system.

"It is a prediction that Singh makes with obvious confidence, given that Novell South Africa has already switched over to using the recently acquired SuSE Linux as their operating system of choice. Globally the company has committed to using OpenOffice.org as a minimum for company work..."

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