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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Linux visibiliity
by brewmastre on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 01:30 UTC
brewmastre
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2006-08-01

I think this is a great victory for Linux. I also use Windows frequently (on it right now). However the idea of having people power on their machines to an alternative environment and realizing that it works really well for most (70%?) of what they need is really encouraging to me. Maybe I root for the underdog too often ( I was a big Apple fan in the 90's ;) ) but I have also been using Linux for about 10 years and have seen it improve by leaps and bounds over that span. It's great so see it really getting some decent action with the big OEM's.

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RE: Linux visibiliity
by strcpy on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 07:36 in reply to "Linux visibiliity"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

A victory indeed.

Like we would be in some epic war against Microsoft.

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RE[2]: Linux visibiliity
by brewmastre on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 11:18 in reply to "RE: Linux visibiliity"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

Contrary to your statement it is possible for a person or a group of people to achieve victory in their own endeavors in life, not just in a war. As I've stated, I'm not anti-Windows/Microsoft, I use their products as well. Why is it that some people think you can only support one OS at a time?

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RE: Linux visibiliity
by Karitku on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 19:16 in reply to "Linux visibiliity"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

I rather think Dell survey was taken part by highly technical people who used machine as secondary, this would explain rather weird result. I mean this isn't anything new in technology point (quick boot bios linuxes have been around for few years). There was survey made by Nokia that showed 20% of people used DVB-H(this is digital video broadcasting aimed for cellphones) every day, yet in reality under 2% would use.

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