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..."