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PCWorld: Linux Earns User-Friendly Rating

Aug 06, 2003, 01:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Blau)

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"Linux, once viewed as an operating system only computer geeks could appreciate, is today a much more user-friendly software that companies, public administrations, and consumers can master almost as easily as Microsoft's Windows XP. That's the core finding of a study published on Friday by Relevantive, a Berlin-based company specializing in consulting companies on the usability of software and Web services.

"The Relevantive usability study, which can be downloaded from the company's Web site, comes as numerous government bodies and companies in Germany's public and private sectors move to migrate their IT systems away from Windows to the Linux operating system, while others are still debating the pros and cons of such a move.

"The independent study focuses on the use of Linux in companies and public administrations, using SuSE Linux AG's Linux Professional 8.2 OS software with the KDE 3.1.2 graphical interface..."

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