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CNET News.com: The Future of Linux

Mar 16, 2000, 18:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill O'Brien)

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"Even people who don't know what a CPU is have heard of Linux by now. Does that mean that the renegade, Unix-like operating system is on its way to becoming mainstream? Yes. But not by replacing Windows on your desktop."

"Technology journalists and analysts love to hype Linux as a Windows killer. But it's highly unlikely that Linux will usurp Windows' share of the consumer desktop market. Windows has the advantage of being preinstalled on most PCs, and that won't change anytime soon. However, we think Linux's advantage lies in penetrating the growing information appliance market (portable and/or basic computing and Internet-access devices)."

"Read on to find out what geeks and investors have known all along: that Linux is the operating system of the future."

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