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NewsForge: How Linux Can Compete with Windows Vista

Jun 19, 2006, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"At first glance, you'd think an operating system like GNU/Linux that installs in less hard drive space and requires a less-beefy computer than Windows Vista would be an automatic sales superstar. Not so! If anything, Linux needs to become more hardware-hungry in order to compete effectively with Vista.

"This may seem counterintuitive if you're interested in computational efficiency, but if you're a hardware vendor, the idea of a new, highly-promoted operating system that will force a lot of people to buy new computers makes you lick your chops..."

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