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CNET News: Advocates Join to Promote Desktop Linux

Feb 04, 2003, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Several companies have joined to launch a consortium to promote Linux for desktop computers, a significant expansion for an operating system that today fits more comfortably on servers.

"The consortium's goal will be to raise awareness of desktop Linux and to speed its adoption, the organization plans to announce Tuesday.

"Companies behind the Desktop Linux Consortium include several Linux sellers such as SuSE, MandrakeSoft, Lycoris, Xandros and ArkLinux; CodeWeavers, which sells software to help run Windows programs on Linux systems; OpenOffice, an open-source competitor to Microsoft Office; and the KDE user interface software..."

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