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ZDNet Australia: Aust Users Back Desktop Linux

Feb 17, 2004, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A newly-conducted survey of Australian and New Zealand tech users has lent weight to Linux' desktop prospects, with more than three-quarters of respondents saying it will improve its strength in the area.

"The survey--conducted by tech expert Graeme Philipson in February--found that almost two-thirds (61.3 percent) believed the open-source operating system would get 'a little' stronger on the desktop, while 22.5 percent said it would get 'a lot' stronger.

"Philipson said the survey respondent base--derived from ZDNet databases--was weighted towards those with an interest in the subject, which he defined as IT users' usage and perception of Linux and related issues at the beginning of 2004..."

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