Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 16:01 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Linux After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop. That's the optimistic message delivered by a newly energized contingent of Linux proponents. By employing the same consumer-friendly marketing techniques practiced by Microsoft, and by taking advantage of the rising popularity of web-based applications, Linux vendors are getting ready for what they say will be a wave of consumer interest in the free operating system.
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Year of the LInux Desktop!
by Bit_Rapist on Thu 26th Jul 2007 16:19 UTC
Bit_Rapist
Member since:
2005-11-13

Just kidding.

Seriously it may well be coming though. A few years ago I would have said never but I now have a laptop that runs Ubuntu as the only OS and in the last year its been a breeze to both maintain and use. I also have a desktop machine that is likely going linux because the move to Vista is just too much for it.

I truly believe it is the future.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

That is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw this headline.

You are right, desktop linux is making huge leaps forward, but this article is yet another puff piece done to fill a slow news day.

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