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Is it the beginning of the end for Microsoft and other proprietary efforts?

Jul 01, 2009, 01:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Hodgin)

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"I had reported on this (at that time mildly visionary trend) previously in another opinion piece, called Microsoft’s Out, Linux is in. Ubuntu 9.04, I hear your call. However, the trends being seen over the past few months now indicate an absolutely clear path away from Redmond, WA.

"Companies do not want to be tied to the exclusivity of Microsoft, a company that is slow to change, offers minimal improvements and has a high expense (both to their customers, and to us the end-consumers).

"Intel has recently put its full R&D weight behind Moblin 2.x, a Debian-based version of Linux branched off of Fedora (Ubuntu is also Debian-based). This Linux-based software give the user a very unique experience for their netbooks. It makes the devices usable, is forward-thinking for future touch-screens, and can be scaled up easily to a full desktop version with the same functionality."

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