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IT-Director.com: Curtains for Windows or Linux

Dec 15, 2000, 15:19 (32 Talkback[s])
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"Everyday, Linux appears in the news, whether it be a new deal with a Telco or lots of money to be invested by a major corporate player such as IBM. Whatever the story, it appears that the market place has become happy to adopt Linux as the enterprise server solution and nothing else."

"The desktop is supposed to disappear and everyone is to ride a thin client, with a Linux box at the hub of it all. Is this really true though. Surely there will always be a desktop requirement."

"Microsoft seem to have this market sown up, even though obtaining fixes for the products takes months rather than hours in comparison to Linux development with Opensource. To this end, general interest for desktop development of Linux has been limited, it seems that everyone has resigned to defeat, against the establish MS products. So its curtains for Linux."

"Just one minute!!, you might yell. What about the desktop products and developments that are now taking place with various Linux providers and the enormous Opensource facilities. What about the recent developments, that have started to revolutionise the way in which the desktop might evolve. It appears that what the internet did for networks and servers, the same may apply for Linux and the desktop."

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