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Why Isn't Linux the Standard Secondary OS?

Jun 15, 2010, 16:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)


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"Of course,VMware and the other proprietary virtualization players have been besieged for some time by free virtualization in operating systems and free, open source offerings. I've also written before about how the Linux-based Google Chrome OS, due in a couple of months, may become an adjunct operating system on many computers.

"Still, many people use multiple operating systems now, and so few use Linux as one of their choices. Among other reasons why Linux can function as a great sidekick to the more prevalent operating systems is that it's more secure. If you're going to jump into, say, an online banking app, why not do it in Linux, where the hackers and script kiddies aren't?"

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