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InfoWorld: Linux works its way toward prime time

Jun 02, 2000, 20:38 (10 Talkback[s])
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"In the last 12 months, Linux has become less of a buzzword and more of a reality, with companies ranging from IBM to Silicon Graphics throwing weight behind the open-source operating system. However, it is still struggling to enter the mainstream arena, according to users and Linux professionals here at Linux Expo 2000."

"Although the operating system has become a real alternative for the server market with vendors offering it on a range of higher-end machines, the consensus here on the show floor was that there are still interface and application issues that keep it off the desktop."

"The biggest problem for Linux on the desktop remains its lack of applications," Davis said. "Sure there are six games for Linux, but after that, what's next?" he added."

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