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Lenovo or No, Linux Not There Yet

Aug 08, 2007, 00:45 (10 Talkback[s])
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"With Monday's news that it will bundle Linux on laptops, Lenovo becomes the second major PC maker to offer the open-source operating system on consumer PCs. But though the move is a boost for the OS, analysts say it'll be years before desktop Linux can seriously threaten proprietary systems like Windows.

"'It's still very early stages,' 451 Group analyst Raven Zachary said when asked about the No. 3 PC maker's decision to sell its ThinkPad notebooks preloaded with Novell's SUSE version of Linux. 'In terms of elegance and aesthetics, Microsoft and Apple are many years ahead of Linux...'"

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