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PC World: The View From LinuxWorld Expo

Feb 07, 2004, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)

"I went to the LinuxWorld Expo show in New York last month determined to ask one question to anyone who'd speak with me: When is Linux on the desktop finally going to take off?

"As I mentioned in my first column, I spent a few years predicting that widespread adoption of desktop Linux was right around the corner. How naive! And yet, as I've also pointed out in this space, most of the necessary pieces are already in place: Device support is pretty strong, user-friendliness has been addressed (and continues to improve), and solid applications that cover basic computing tasks (Web browsing, e-mail, office apps) are abundant. So is desktop Linux right around the corner now...?

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