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ZDNet News: Will penguins rule? Not any time soon

Mar 12, 2001, 14:30 (57 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

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"If you believe what you read on Slashdot, we're rapidly approaching a desktop Linux revolution. But whether or not Linux some day shatters our desktop Windows, you need only glance into any school, home or workplace to see that the day of Linux mascot Tux the Penguin's desktop dominion is not today?and won't be tomorrow, either."

"According to a recent IDC report, Windows accounted for 92 percent of client operating system shipments last year. Shipments of desktop Linux were up 25 percent last year but accounted for less than 2 percent of the total client operating system market."

"On the bright side -- for Linux, at least -- a large chunk of Microsoft's operating system shipments last year were Windows 9x and Windows ME, a code base that Microsoft plans to take out back and shoot not long after Windows XP emerges from Redmond."

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