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March of the Penguin: Linux Wins Battles, But Windows Owns the War

May 18, 2007, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Buckler)

"With the launch of Microsoft's Windows Vista, the days are looking numbered for Windows XP. Every business will eventually have to switch, but not necessarily to Vista. Because an operating system transition is inevitable, this may be a good time to consider Vista's competition--Linux on the desktop.

"Dell Computer Corp. recently began shipping some desktop PCs with Ubuntu Linux, one of several popular "distributions" of the open-source operating system. Dell's move is a sign that Linux is entering the desktop mainstream, says Carmi Levy, senior research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group in London, Ont..."

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