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CRN: Linux Leader [Jon Hall] Calls Porting Of Office And Quicken Critical

Jun 27, 2000, 01:36 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Bochner)

"Despite the incredible success of Linux, which now has an estimated 25 million users, the major impediment to its continued proliferation is currently at the desktop level, says Jon "Maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International and a leader of the Linux community."

"According to Hall, who was the opening speaker at a Linux seminar Monday held at the Jacob Javits Center, any operating system needs to have "tens of thousands of applications for the desktop market." And while desktop applications are starting to be ported to the Linux operating system, there are two key ones that are conspicuous by their absence: Microsoft Office and Quicken."

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