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Re: [News] Linux Might Run on Almost Every Desktop Soon

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____/ 7 on Friday 19 December 2008 19:46 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Linux's '09 Outlook: Everywhere, Even On Windows Machines
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>> | It sounded like a wild hook for a story, to put it mildly: In 2009, it
>> | is said, Linux will ship on more PCs than Windows. So I sat down with
>> | Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation to explain his reasoning behind such
>> | a statement. He did, and I learned about great many other
>> | forward-looking insights for Linux in '09, too.
>> | 
>> | "The New York Times recently did a piece on big-name companies like Dell
>> | and Hewlett-Packard all diving in the [Linux-powered] netbook space," he
>> | told me, "and on top of that there's QuickBoot, where you power on your
>> | machine and a couple of seconds later, you've booted into a
>> | Linux-powered mini-environment with network access, e-mail, and so on.
>> | The thing is, when people use this, Microsoft loses that much more
>> | customer experience. You're not booting into Windows, so Windows becomes
>> | further from the consumer in terms of what they're using day to day. And
>> | as you get less dependent on Windows, other things rise to the fore. If
>> | every machine that ships, ships with this, that?s that much less of
>> | Windows people are using in some form. You can see then how Linux
>> | outships Windows in this sense."
>> `----
>> http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/12
> linuxs_09_outlo.html
> I'm thinking the next innovation is to make a quantum jump
> from quick boot session of a Linux booted desktop
> like Splashtop into a frozen Linux session on the hard disk.
> Similar to how VirtualBox jumps into a Saved Session.
> At the same time freeze the Splashtop so that it can be jumped
> back in again from the hard disk based OS.
> And from there you could jump to an entirely different frozen
> hard disk session.
> Oh Man! I would love such a feature!!!

This type is thing is super-useful to on-line banking (that's secure).

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