PC Magazine: Microsoft, Innovation, and Linux
Dec 19, 2002, 22:00 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Dvorak)
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"Want to have some fun? Get a copy of Connectix Virtual PC and
add a few virtual operating systems to your computer, without the
hassle of dual boot or complex incompatibilities. The system, free
for 60 days from www.connectix.com, lets you create memory
partitions on which you can run Linux simultaneously with Windows
XP. You can run multiple versions of Linux at once to see if you
like Linux enough to take the plunge.
"Linux is too much like Windows. You'll
discover that all the flavors of Linux and the open-source software
that runs on it are getting more and more like Windows. This may
cause big companies to dump Windows in favor of the cheaper
open-source software, but none of it is quite as good as
Windows-based software. Linux may be more efficient and faster, but
if you're going to play the features game, you're bound to lose.
That's Microsoft's real specialty..."