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LinuxPower: Commentary: Linux on the Desktop

Mar 14, 1999, 23:52 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Roberts)

"Does Linux have a future as a PC desktop OS? I won't try to predict the future, but I will observe that there has been a near-miraculous confluence of events that are not hurting Linux's chances."

"Microsoft itself has probably been Linux's single greatest (if unwitting) benefactor. The DOJ trial, and Microsoft's credibility-diminishing performance therein; NT's continuing pattern of late, buggy releases (ditto Windows 9x); the growth of the internet as an information and data resource: all of these factors have coupled nicely with the well-timed emergence of Linux..."

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