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SiliconValley.com: Linux for the Masses?

Dec 18, 2002, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Another wave of new computers will enter homes this holiday season and trigger the usual backwash of discarded systems.

"The new ones will soon be considered outdated--long before they stop working--as new versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system are released.

"But consumers might not spend $1,000 or more for a PC with the current Windows XP if older versions of Windows ran reliably. They might hold on to their old PCs.

"And they can--if they're willing to use a dependable operating system that just happens not to be Windows..."

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