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Apr 08, 2009, 15:36 (3 Talkback[s])
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"So, what's the problem? How many of those desktops are actually supported and advertised by their vendors or groups? I count two. They are Novell with its SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 11 and Canonical's Ubuntu on Dell computers like the Dell Mini 9.

"What about all those other Linuxes? They're all community-based Linuxes. They're supported by fans for fans, and not for a general audience. Some of them, like the ones I mentioned above and Mint and MEPIS already work well for many people in place of Windows. But, without serious advertising and corporate support, they're destined to stay niche operating systems"

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