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Linux "Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point."
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RE[2]: What linux needs...
by Bit_Rapist on Mon 16th Jan 2006 03:30 UTC in reply to "RE: What linux needs..."
Bit_Rapist
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The OEMs have to change that, but the majority are to scared of Microsoft.

How are they scared of MS ?

IF desktop linux were a goldmine then MS wouldn't be able to do a damn thing about an OEM shipping it. Obviously Windows XP is worth more on an OEM box for the likes of Dell, HP etc. etc.

Truth of the matter is that there is not enough of a demand for linux on the desktop for most OEMs to bother pushing it.

Its not a conspiracy and its not the monopoly that stops it from happening. Its the demand, or lack of demand I should say.

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