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[News] GNU/Linux Desktop Reaches Wider Audience

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Million’s of Linux Users, they can’t all be experts.

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| In times past even the Linux Newbie for the most part was fairly computer 
| literate, but this too is changing. The New Linux users are new computer 
| users period in some cases Linux is the first operating system they have ever 
| seen. Don’t be so fast to critique, this is a unique opportunity for Linux to 
| make up some badly needed ground. Seek out those new users, become the guides 
| they will need to help us make Linux a more viable and popular Operating 
| System we all want it to be.      


Closing the Gap in the 21st Century Linux Style, Almost Free

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| The Linux thing always gets my motor running - I especially like it running 
| for free. 
| Linux is evolving into a great platform and the odds are probably stacked 
| towards some flavour of Linux being a dominant O/S of the future. No matter 
| how sexy a brand of software may be, if the population have a limited wallet, 
| there is a limit to what you can get from    


People are growing tired of Windows, disgusted by Vista and they won't buy a
new PC at times like these. So many people turn to Linux.


Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave

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| Morvay revealed to Linux Magazine Online that there were no specific figures
| for Linux netbook sales, but that it lay somewhere in the 40th percentile.
| Even though this figure seems a little high, it is known that many of the
| world's netbooks have Linux on board since their first inception 18 months
| ago.
| For example, notebooks with Linux make up about 5.5% of the notebook market
| in Germany...


Netbooks A Linux Stronghold?

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| For years, backers of open-source software have hoped to push Microsoft out
| of its dominant position in desktops and laptops. Windows-powered personal
| computers account for more than 90% of unit sales,. Linux 4%, Gartner says.


Linux preinstalls rocket to three per cent [preinstalled, not installed base]

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| Microsoft is still be shipped with 93 per cent of all PCs sold through
| distribution in the UK, according to Context.
| Yet Linux has nevertheless made an impressive gain.


Sustainable computing for the masses

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| Dukker says about 40 per cent of NComputing's customers have chosen Linux
|                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| (the company uses Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or SuSE) and the remainder have gone
| with Windows on the host. He is careful to specify that he has no religion
| when it comes to the operating system - it is entirely the buyer's choice.
| (Of course, if he were not offering the GNU/Linux option, then he wouldn't
| have got a run here).    

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