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San Jose Mercury News: Linux Makes Inroads Against Windows PCs

Nov 25, 2002, 18:00 (19 Talkback[s])

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"The Linux operating system, symbolized by a penguin, has made impressive gains on corporate servers, but so far has failed to crack the desktop market.

"More than 90 percent of the world's personal computers run on Windows. And Linux is still considered too technically complex for the average computer user.

"But that is changing, especially outside the United States.

"Government agencies in Europe, China, India and South America have started to encourage Linux over proprietary software because it provides cost savings, freedom from reliance on a single software vendor, and flexibility..."

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