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Freezer-Burn: The Future of the Linux Desktop

Aug 28, 2002, 03:00 (53 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Danen)

"I've been using Linux for a while now, and I've never been disillusioned by Windows. Fortunately, I went from DOS to OS/2 to Linux and have been happy with my progression. I did have a Windows box that caused me no end of grief and turned it into a Mandrake Linux Cooker box and it has behaved much better since that transition. But now I can't help but wonder about the future of Linux on the desktop with the emergence of another UNIX-based operating system that, to me, is the desktop that Linux should have been. It may well be this in the future, but that future is here now.

"Some of you may already know what OS I'm talking about. Yes, it is Apple's OS X. Now, before you start muttering under your breath and decide to not read the rest of this, I beg you to hear me out..."

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