Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 26th Aug 2005 15:44 UTC, submitted by Salvatore Cangeloso
Windows It would seem that the upcoming release of Microsoft's Windows Vista does not seem like a good thing for the desktop Linux community. After all, this update to Windows XP is going to focus on two attributes which have pushed users to Linux for years- security and stability. Upon closer inspection though, the move to Vista may be the perfect time for the Linux community to make headway on the desktop and increase its user base dramatically. The number of features which Microsoft has cast aside since Longhorn and the hardware requirements of Vista have set the stage for a large scale move to desktop Linux.
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RE[2]: I Don't Think So
by zlynx on Fri 26th Aug 2005 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE: I Don't Think So"
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There's at least one really good reason to wish Linux to dominate the desktop. Hardware support.

Take Logitech, for example. They make really cool stuff, like that camera on a stalk that can track you as you move and the diNovo Bluetooth keyboard with that LCD in the keypad.

But they won't provide documentation on how to use any of that. If Linux had more people using it, hardware companies would feel more pressure to support Linux systems.

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