CNET: Moving Beyond Creative Cloning
Nov 16, 2002, 10:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Soegaard)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[Editor's Note: It may be worth noting that ZDNet's version
of this same piece has a far more different headline: "Why Linux is
a Desktop Dud," which several readers contributed Friday (and thank
you for that).
Since I located this story on CNET Thursday on my own, I
will be sticking to the original URL and headline. But the
juxtaposition was certainly interesting. -BKP]
"Why isn't GNU/Linux taking the desktop market by storm? After
all, when you make a feature comparison, Linux has a lot going for
"With Windows, the operating system is just a start; you must
add applications to make it functional. Many Linux distributions
provide a desktop look similar to Windows and include an extensive
assortment of applications, programming tools and games.
"Installing Windows and sundry applications can take most of a
day. Contrast that with Linux, where the process typically takes
less than 60 minutes..."