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How much do desktops matter?

Jun 20, 2009, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"As he explained to me during CompuTex, people are more focused today on connectivity and applications.

"Microsoft's dominance of the desktop no longer gives it control over whether or not you run open source, and it is merely competitive on the new platforms of the Web and phones.

"Thus, he would argue, when our own Adrian Kingsley-Hughes asks, "could you switch over to being 100% open source" we may be asking the wrong question.

"We're all a lot more open source than we were, in part because we're a lot less wedded to our desk."

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