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[2]: Linux visibiliity
by brewmastre on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux visibiliity"
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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[3]: Linux visibiliity
by sbenitezb on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 20:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux visibiliity"
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Maybe because people don't support an OS, but an ideology. The ideology behind Windows is consumism and is very oriented to capitalism. Many see Windows and Microsoft as stones in the path to progress.

Au contraire, Linux is seen as community project, more close to people, more open. Even if it's rooted by large corporations, the GPL somehow has granted many of these corporations now have to collaborate. Like it or not, it is convenient for most companies and individuals. The only ones who are not favored are those that only care about all things Microsoft. Again, why should we care?

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RE[4]: Linux visibiliity
by nt_jerkface on Sun 4th Oct 2009 00:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux visibiliity"
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People don't use Windows for ideological reasons. They use it because it works and allows them to run their programs.

If you want to look for people choosing software for ideological reasons try the FSF. They openly believe that software should not be chosen based upon technical merit but on whether or not it follows their carefully defined verison of "freedom" (which amounts to being gpl compatible).

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