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InfoWorld: Go Linux Desktop Now

Aug 21, 2001, 14:30 (24 Talkback[s])
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"...Microsoft isn't in the bridge-playing business. It has, however, overbid its hand and it might just be time for you to become its ex-partner.

It is, in short, time to seriously consider Linux as a desktop operating system. If it isn't time to develop a migration plan, it's certainly time to perform a cost/benefit analysis.

It's a triple irony: The timing coincides with Dell dropping its support for Linux; it comes just as Microsoft has finally achieved sufficient OS stability to eliminate that as a differentiator; and it is Microsoft, through its licensing shenanigans -- not any of Linux's backers -- that has made Linux a credible option for you."

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