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Nov 16, 2009, 23:34 (6 Talkback[s])
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"But recently Linux has finally begun to offer itself as a serious alternative. Those cheap netbooks that have undoubtedly become the hot technology of the year routinely ship with Linux, while public demand means that Dell offers Ubuntu as an alternative operating system on an ever-expanding range of its PCs.

"Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company that sponsors Ubuntu development, believes the next release will be the one to finally prick the public consciousness, and has begun hiring people to make sure that when it hits the mainstream, Ubuntu is pretty enough to hold the attention of those accustomed to the glamour of OS X and Vista."

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