Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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gan17
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2008-06-03

I use both MacOS and Linux. Mac for Adobe and Corel stuff (I'm a digital painter / retoucher / fine-art printer) and Linux for everything else....

I think Linux will benefit just as much as Apple. With a worldwide recession looming, many people will tighten their belts.... and cheap Linux based systems would be the optimal solution. Many poorer nations could buy used computers from the west and use them with a lightweight Xfce based distro. Yeah sure, Apple will continue to profit from creative pros and fashion victims, but I can see Linux making some gains, especially in Asia.

Also, most modern distros work great. I've yet to encounter any driver problems with Ubuntu 8.04 (and I've installed it on 6 different computers).

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