"DESPITE the attention it has received here at the CeBit show,
even the staunchest supporters of the Linux operating system
concede that it is still a niche product for the desktop
" 'Given the lack of applications available, we really can't
claim it as being competitive on the desktop yet,' said Roland
Dyroff, chief executive officer at SuSE Linux AG, in an
interview with IDG News Service at CeBit."
" 'When desktop adoption does take place, it will be in large
businesses, because the lack of applications won't affect them,'
Dyroff said. Not only do they know exactly which applications they
need, but large businesses also have the finances available to
allow them to run other operating systems simultaneously, he
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