Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jan 2006 00:21 UTC, submitted by george
Linux "More than five years ago the launch of Microsoft Windows XP - and its considerably improved features and reliability compared with Windows 98 and 2000 - made a comprehensive desktop rollout a no-brainer for companies. The other options were all far from desirable. Now, as the world gears up for the launch of Windows Vista, the conclusion may not be so cut and dry. Certainly, Vista is set to be feature-packed and reliable, and many companies will move to the new platform as a matter of course. However, Linux has come a long way in five years, with the concerted effort of hobbyists around the world supplemented by the resources of tech heavyweights to push its desktop features to near-parity with Windows XP."
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To upgrade or not...
by Jon Dough on Tue 10th Jan 2006 02:55 UTC
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I am not at all sure I want to spend whatever it is that Microsoft will want for Vista, especially when the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distro does almost everything I need it to do for free. I most likely will stick with XP, and use it less & less as it ages.

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