Linux is About to Take Over the Low End of Pcs
Dec 11, 2007, 00:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is
at such a tipping point right now and the result will be millions
of Linux-powered PCs in users' hands.
"The first change was the continued maturation of desktop Linux.
Today, no one can argue with a straight face that people can't get
their work done on Linux-powered PCs. Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, MEPIS,
OpenSUSE, Xandros, Linspire Mint, the list goes on and on of
desktop Linuxes that PC owner can use without knowing a thing about
Linux's technical side. People can argue that Vista or Mac OS X is
better, but when Michael Dell runs Ubuntu Linux on one of his own
home systems, it can't be said that Linux isn't a real choice for