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CNet: Linux: the other OS for your laptop

Jun 24, 2001, 10:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon L. Jacobi)

CNet's tech-travel columnist takes another look at Linux on the laptop and likes what he sees, but he admits that Linux still has a ways to go before it's as useful for the business traveller as a mainstay OS:

"So how does the Robin Hood of operating systems stack up against the Redmond giant's offerings? Linux is more stable, about as fast, every bit as pretty, and almost as easy to install as anything Microsoft has produced. However, far fewer office productivity applications are written for Linux, and peripheral support is still furlongs behind that of Windows. And to be honest, Linux isn't quite as easy to use. But there's light at the end of the open-source tunnel. I give Linux a year or so before it closes the usability gap."

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