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[News] GNU/Linux Thrives With or Without the "Desktop"

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Thrives With or Without the "Desktop"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:50:29 +0100
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The death of Linux and other predictions

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| Firstly, this is NOT the year of Linux on 
| the desktop, because frankly it has been on 
| the desktop many years already. Read my 
| recent article: Why Linux on the Desktop is 
| Wrong! So can we lay to rest the phrase "the 
| year of the desktop" and all variations? May 
| it rest in peace!
| Secondly, the desktop is NOT dying because 
| someone came up with another clever idea. 
| People sliding their greasy fingers all over 
| their iPad touch screen while drinking 
| coffee isn't going to somehow end people 
| sitting at a desk and typing on a keyboard.


How to switch your small or home office to Linux

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| With Linux and free software making a name 
| for itself in the world of big business, 
| many people are testing the feasibility of 
| switching small and home office software to 
| their open source equivalents.
| Regardless of how you feel about the Linux 
| desktop, this is one area in which Linux can 
| have a real impact, both financially and 
| productively, and any small or home office 
| has the potential to be transformed by just 
| switching one application or two to their 
| open source equivalents.
| [...]
| Free software is full of alternatives, 
| because developers like choice. And because 
| the code that's used to create this software 
| is open, once one application has invented a 
| new kind of wheel, you often find its open 
| source competitors catching up and providing 
| many of the same features.



10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows

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| In the computer hardware world, certain
| segments are saturated with choice, while
| others are not. Take graphics cards for
| example. For the most part, it's AMD (ATI) vs.
| NVIDIA. For CPU's, AMD vs. Intel. For CPU
| coolers... ugh, where to begin. We'd need at
| least a billion "vs." for that one! Then there
| are operating systems, where like GPU's and
| CPU's, the choices of major vendor are slim.

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