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DesktopLinux.com: Interview with theKompany CEO Shawn Gordon

Jan 08, 2002, 00:42 (50 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)
RL: What is your vision of the future of Desktop Linux?

Gordon: I've been saying since we started in mid-1999 that we were one MS Windows upgrade away from a major paradigm shift, and Windows XP is going to be a big help for us. A recent article in Computer Weekly Magazine, stated that all new and where possible existing British Government projects must be based on Open Source Software. Also, it went on to say that if proprietary products have to be used then the time between upgrades is to be increased from 2 years to 4 years. The EU is looking at dropping Microsoft altogether from the vendor list in view of its anti-trust proceeding. Therefore, I would say Linux on the Desktop is on the increase at this moment at least in the UK and Europe.

With that said, I think you have to distinguish between home desktop and "corporate" desktop (for want of a better term); the latter splits into "general purpose" and "bespoke" . . ."

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