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Feb 05, 2009, 15:04 (7 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"The company is fighting back hard with Windows 7. The new operating system, due for release later this year, could spell the end for Linux on the desktop -- before the free system, developed by enthusiast programmers around the world, has had a chance to establish a meaningful place for itself.

"The problems for desktop Linux go beyond Windows 7, though. Ubuntu, the most popular version of Linux -- its development is funded by SA-born billionaire Mark Shuttleworth -- is looking increasingly dated.

"Next to Windows 7 and Apple's Mac OS X, Ubuntu and other Linuxes are looking old fashioned. Other than some nifty 3D effects, Ubuntu has not had a significant refresh of its graphical user interface since it was launched more than four years ago."

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