"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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