Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 22:27 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Hardware, Embedded Systems We already introduced Dell's new laptop wonder, the Z600, to you earlier this week. What makes this laptop special is that it contains a small ARM motherboard which runs a special version of openSUSE Linux, allowing for instant access to basic functionality like checking email, browsing the web, and playing multimedia files. What's news, at least for OSNews, is that research from Dell has shown that people spent 70% of their time in the Linux environment.
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RE[3]: Meh
by tweakedenigma on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
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But now comes to the point where people need to install programs for work, teachers need resources, certain printer drivers for photocopiers, people like to make movies with how prevalent Video is in little video cameras.

True but for the most part any program needed is available or an equivalent can be found (however I will not make the outlandish claim that all programs have an equivalent). I find most printers/photo copiers have Linux drivers in fact it it works on OSX it will like work on Linux. I Make movies using Linux granted I don't use adobe products to do so but a lot of people just use iMovie and Windows Movie maker and there a pretty close analogs for Movie Maker (Maybe not iMovie but good enough)

I'm not going to deny for some things Linux can do things well, but for every day stuff, people buy things that need Windows. And Windows is still improving with every release.

I disagree with the people need Windows, I have moved a great number of people off Windows to Linux or Mac and the Vast Majority are Very Happy, Also Linux and OSX are improving with every release too so I consider this somewhat of the moot point.

It's just a little different in everyones situation, what works for you doesn't work for me, and the set of people I know, but it's always in the back of my mind to let them know about it.

I agree 100% here and maybe we deal with very different people in the run of a day (actually I'm sure we do). But people should use what works for them and I will never argue with that, However for the vast majority of uses I find the 3 Majors overlap each other pretty well.

Edited 2009-10-03 15:00 UTC

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