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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Linux: A Genealogist's Viewpoint

Jul 19, 2006, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dick Eastman)

"For the past decade or so, the battle of the desktop computers has focused on two combatants: Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Macintosh operating systems. To be sure, the Windows operating system has overpowered Macintosh on the desktop at about a twenty-to-one ratio. However, a third contender has entered the scene in recent years and has been gaining ground. By some measurements, Linux has already surpassed Macintosh and is now the second most popular operating system.

"Linux has been very successful in the server marketplace. In fact, Linux is already more popular as a web server than is Windows..."

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