BusinessWeek: Linux For The Desktop: It’s A Contender

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Business and governments are starting to show a real interest
in expanding their use of Linux operating system software from
servers to employees’ desktops. It had been a while since I tried
out desktop versions of Linux, and the time seems ripe for a fresh
look. The conclusion: While Linux isn’t for everyone, it has come a
long, long way.

“The underlying Linux software, the product of hundreds of
programmers working cooperatively, has always been solid. The
weakness has been in the user interface — the windows, menus,
icons, and other pieces that you see and interact with. Unlike
Windows or Macintosh, there is no such thing as a standard Linux
interface, and I had been unimpressed by the choices


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