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ComputerUser.com: Has BSD Unix Passed Up Linux?

May 21, 2002, 17:30 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)

"Linux, often maligned as not being a serious contender on the desktop, recently got a new round of thrashing from an unlikely source.

"While Linux remains popular as ever as a server operating system, Linux on the desktop has always been a more difficult sell. That's because Microsoft Office does not run on Linux, and many Linux desktop applications clearly lag behind their competition on Windows.

"Recently, though, another competitor to Linux on the desktop has appeared, a competitor that attracts much of the same user base as Linux. That competitor is the Macintosh..."

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