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The Year in Linux-on-the-Desktop

Dec 16, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Weiss)

"Linux, an alternative open-source operating system, is nothing new to small business. As a server platform, Linux is widely used to share files and run Web servers, not to mention routing e-mail and serving up the shared calendar and task capabilities that compete with Microsoft Exchange.

"Yet, the adoption of Linux as a desktop operating system has been an uphill battle. With Windows enjoying a nearly 90 percent market share on the desktop by some estimates (and Mac hovering near five percent), desktop Linux has stiff competition..."

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