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Wired: Sun Linux a Good Rival to Windows

Dec 19, 2003, 21:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"But will 2.6 be the one that will finally bring the Linux operating system to the masses? Torvalds thinks it's a big step in the right direction, but Linux distributors are ultimately responsible for incorporating the kernel into a user-friendly format.

"'My take on the desktop world is that Linux isn't ready for all desktop users because of some shortcomings in application coverage and application integration,' said Andrew Morton, the maintainer of the Linux production kernel. 'However, it is ready for a lot of desktop users--those with less-demanding requirements. We expect Linux to have some success in this space over 2004.'

"Some programmers and analysts believe that Sun Microsystems has the Linux distribution that could finally woo Windows users over to open source, assuming users can get past the product's confusing name--Java Desktop System..."

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