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May 05, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)

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"That being said, there are certain tasks that people expect from desktop computers. For the most part, Linux handles these tasks (and maybe even more) just as well as (or perhaps, in certain cases, even better than) Windows. Games, most likely, would be the one software category that Windows has the inarguable upper hand -- and for some, that's definitely a deal breaker. It isn't for everybody, though -- and that's the idea.

"For many years, I heard Windows described as a one-size-fits-all operating system. I don't think there is an inherent problem with taking some Windows-esque elements and ideas and applying them to an open setting, if they're good, useful adaptations. The idea is that Linux isn't Windows, it's something different, something more, a real, honest to goodness alternative."

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