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Vista Aiding Linux Desktop, Strategist Says

Aug 09, 2007, 12:45 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Windows Vista has probably created the single biggest opportunity for the Linux desktop to take market share, Cole Crawford, an IT strategist at Dell, said in an address titled, 'The Linux Desktop--Fact, FUD or Fantasy?' at the annual LinuxWorld Conference & Expo here.

"For example, a number of companies have moved back to Windows XP after deploying Vista, Crawford said, before quoting Scott Granneman, an author, entrepreneur and adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis, as saying, 'To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows box, you just have to work on it...'"

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