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Network World: True believers still see Linux on the desktop

Nov 01, 2001, 00:01 (52 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Perera)
"Linux evangelists are keeping the faith, even when it comes to the elusive Holy Grail of the open-source operating system: taking a significant chunk of the desktop market.

The news has not been good since this time last year. Companies seeking to make a profit from desktop applications have closed or spun off their Linux operations, and big-name backer Dell cancelled an offer for Linux-enabled desktop and laptop machines.

But attendees here at the Frankfurt Linux World Conference and Expo refuse to give up. Ask a random sample, and you'll find about half say they use Linux on their own home or office machines, and would recommend it to others. These people are, of course, the hard core. Can Linux for the desktop still catch on in the wider world?"

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