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What Free Software Does the World Need Now?

Nov 03, 2008, 18:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"On the other hand, "while there's a little tongue-in-cheek, I suspect, this is an interesting development," Slashdot blogger yagu told LinuxInsider. "I'd file it under the 'more things using Linux than people realize' category. But it is good news -- it's indicative of how versatile Linux is that BIOS vendors and others are choosing Linux for these kinds of technology tweaks."

"One result could be to give Linux more exposure in a mainstream setting, yagu added. "Maybe we need to find a way to talk about this more publicly ... get people asking, 'why, if the instant boot is a satisfactory experience for most computer tasks, wouldn't Linux be satisfactory in a more full environment?'" he suggested. "Of course, then we have to answer that not-so-simple question -- but it's a start.""

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