PC World: Linux Hits the Desktop

“Caldera and Red Hat bundles make the open-source OS a little
more mainstream.”

“Despite its underdog appeal, Linux as a desktop operating
system has been strictly for geeks until now. The open-source UNIX
offshoot has not matched Windows 98’s nearly hands-free

“But two new versions from leading Linux distributors Caldera
Systems and Red Hat Software bring the upstart operating system a
step closer to the rest of us. Both offer better installation
programs, broader hardware support, and new graphical interfaces
that bear a striking resemblance to Windows.”

Compared to Windows, Linux costs almost nothing: While the
Caldera and Red Hat bundles each list for about $50 …”


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