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The Real Value of Linux

Dec 19, 2008, 15:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hamish Taylor)

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"I am firmly of the opinion that Linux won't take over the world and Microsoft will not be deposed at the top of the desktop operating system food chain. At least, not in the near future. And that's not a bad thing.

"Linux has a very important role in keeping Microsoft at the top of that food chain. As a Linux user and writer, this might sound a little wacky, but bear with me.

"Generally speaking, at or near the top every Linux advocate's list of "The best things about Linux" is the word "alternative". Linux gives people an alternative; a choice of operating systems; you don't have to be locked into using Microsoft's, or anyone elses, software."

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