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ZDNet UK: HP exec: Linux will be desktop champ

May 28, 2001, 21:00 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

Quelle surprise! Despite recent assertions of the dead Linux desktop (and affirmations of as much on the part of Dell executives, Bruce Perens (he's the HP executive the headline refers to) says "[The Linux] desktop is not dead, and will perform in the market as Linux has in the server market--going from a toy to a curiosity to a contender to having a big piece of the market."

"But dismissing Linux for the desktop is shortsighted, says Perens. "Consider the age of the Linux desktop. Development started from zero sometime in 1997. It's almost maturation time for that desktop, and four years is a lot less time than it has taken any other desktop project to get to the level that Gnome or KDE are at," he said in an interview."

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