How Linux Can Conquer The Laptop

“Right now, Linux won’t displace Windows in any significant
percentage, at least in markets where Windows already rules the
roost. That’s part of what makes the netbook market such a fierce
battleground: in Microsoft’s eyes (and in the eyes of many Linux
users), Linux has a good chance of proving itself there as a
prelude to making strides elsewhere.

“But it will take more than just making Linux available to
people as a hardware preload option to put it on even footing with
Windows in the notebook world. The rest of the software in the
Linux sphere has to also compete — either that, or Web-based
equivalents of applications routinely used in Windows will have to
become preferable alternatives.”

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