Linux making inroads on the desktop...

Linux making inroads on the desktop...

Post by paul cook » Sun, 24 Nov 2002 18:49:34

The snowball has started to roll... :)


|Government agencies in Europe, China, India and South America have
|started to encourage Linux over proprietary software because it
|provides cost savings, freedom from reliance on a single software
|vendor, and flexibility.
|Linux is part of the open-source movement, which offers the global
|community of programmers the ability to access and modify source code.
|``Outside North America is where you have both Microsoft environments
|being threatened. Governments are evaluating alternatives for both the
|operating system and applications,'' said Stacey Quandt, an analyst who
|tracks open source and Linux for Giga Information Group.
|Overseas, systems pre-installed with Linux are selling. Hewlett-Packard
|offers PCs bundled with Turbolinux at stores in China. It also sells
|PCs pre-installed with Linux in stores in German-speaking parts of

<snip good stuff>

|Red Hat, the largest Linux provider, is attempting to reach more
|mainstream computer users with its latest version of Linux, Red Hat
|``We will introduce Linux to a user population that we have historically
|been unable to reach,'' including home and school users, Chief
|Executive Matthew Szulik told investors in September.
|SuSE, a 10-year-old German company with U.S. headquarters in Oakland,
|will begin to offer products aimed at consumers next year, said Holger
|Dyroff, SuSE's general manager for the Americas.
|The company began selling its product pre-installed on laptops in
|Germany earlier this year and hopes to convince PC manufacturers here
|to do the same. In a partnership with CodeWeavers, which makes products
|to bridge the gap between Windows and Linux, SuSE will offer a desktop
|operating system that runs Windows applications.

now I know the laptops are available pre-installed... I can go search one
out... :)

Paul Cooke
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