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modemnet.net: Finally, Linux for the Desktop?

Aug 28, 2002, 13:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bradley Walker)

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"When Linux was developed, it was created to be an alternative solution to the popular and costly Unix operating system, which ran most of the servers at that time. Since then Linux has become the second most popular server operating system (OS) behind Windows NT/2000 as well as now being used to power everything from PDA's to internet appliances. But amidst the recent Linux explosion many people have wondered where does Linux fit into the desktop market.

"The answer to that is unclear. From it's roots as a Unix clone, it seemed Linux was destined just to be another server operating system confined only to the uses of network administrators and IT professionals. But with the technology boom in recent years all of that has changed. Linux has taken on different roles and directions due to its low cost and open source features. In all of this growth, Linux seems to have been left out of the desktop market or at least confined to the PC's of Linux hobbyists and enthusiasts.

"That seems to be changing with the most recent release of Lycoris Desktop/LX. Lycoris Desktop/LX, formerly known as Redmond Linux, has seemingly done what all other Linux distributions have tried for years to accomplish. To create a reliable desktop operating system that is unbelievably easy to use and includes a wide array of software to accomplish any task you might have. Other distributions have tried this but failed in their attempts by not keeping the user in mind, and not remembering the simplicity and easiness that normal everyday users need..."

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