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Linux on the Desktop: New OpportunitiesSep 08, 2012, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)
Lately we've been treated to (or bombarded by) a slew of articles and blog posts proclaiming the failure and/or the death of Linux on the desktop. I could describe what I really think of these articles but my language would be a bit more colorful than would be appropriate.
Suffice it to say it's all bunk as far as I am concerned. I have written about why I believe Linux remains under 10% of the desktop market: the lack of preloaded systems available in stores and the slow uptake of Linux on the enterprise desktop. The enterprise desktop is critical if Linux is to make progress on the consumer desktop without a presence in big box stores. People use what they know and like. If they use and like Linux at work they may well want to use it at home as well. During my recent travels
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