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XYZ Computing: Interview with Rickford Grant, Author of Linux Made Easy

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"Does Windows have any place in an ideal computing world? What does Windows XP have that desktop Linux should try to emulate or at least use as an example?

"Operating systems are always emulating something from one another. Call it stealing if you like, but it pays off for the end user. Windows ripped off the whole Mac concept, and then the Mac folks came back and ripped off a bit of this and hat from Windows. Linux has ripped all sorts of things from them both, and the big boys in Renton and Cupertino are returning the compliment. It all works out very well, actually. As for what Linux should emulate from XP, I can't really say because I think they have already done a lot of emulating as it is. KDE in particular is really all very Windows-esque, albeit much better..."

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