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Mercury News: Linux on Desktop Gaining in OS Race

Apr 05, 2004, 16:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Gillmor)

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"It looks like I'm going to have to reconsider something I'd been taking for granted--that Linux on the desktop, and especially the laptop, was a non-starter in the operating systems race. While I wasn't paying sufficient attention, the proverbial tortoise has been playing some serious catch-up.

"One reason I'm rethinking this long-held conviction is in my lap. I'm writing this column on a nearly 4-year-old IBM ThinkPad, a computer that was a marvel of technology in its time but is now fairly old stuff. Linux has rejuvenated this machine..."

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