How Linux Passion Sometimes Beats Windows Preloads
Feb 27, 2008, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to The
VAR Guy for this link. ]
"Sure, Microsoft expects Windows' installed base to top 1
billion licenses by the end of this year. But in the shadow of
Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend--known as an
InstallFest--continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop
option into a mainstream Windows alternative. Here's the scoop.
"Consider the situation in Northern California, where volunteers
will work on March 1 to install Ubuntu Linux on hundreds of
salvaged PCs that will be donated to local schools. The Alameda
County Computer Resource Center and Untangle (an open source
security company) are among the event's organizers..."