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OSNews: Linux, And the Path to the Desktop

Nov 01, 2002, 10:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darren Stewart)

"Most of what I have seen in terms of Linux on the desktop, is the rough guide to removing an OS, with a view to replacing with Linux/Other OS or duel booting a box, and running the system. There is really no coverage in the areas I am about to mention, and perhaps it is overlooked by many. But it is very key to how successful Linux will actually be in the longer term. In a moment I will provide a kind of rough overview about how companies handle Windows, and installation and rollout of Windows, both to user and customer. This is a vital element which I think has been overlooked and from a business point of view, I think its one of the reasons people set aside the plus points of Linux and stay with Windows.

"Lets start with the suppliers. Lets see how the industry works currently. You have the dominant player in the market. Microsoft.

"You have the people who provide the systems. Dell, HP, OEM, Other..."

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