April 2, 2001

Columnist uses Linux, but recommends Windows 2000 for desktop

Author: JT Smith

A Sm@rt Partner columnist prefers KDE 2.0 on Caldera for himself, but says Windows 2000 Professional is the best desktop "in terms of applications, stability, and speed." He adds: "The simple truth is that
Linux, and the rest of the
Unix family, simply aren't
popular for desktop
systems. Corel, the
company that tried the
hardest to bring out a
commercially successful
desktop version of Linux,
fell flat on its face despite a
pretty darned good
package. I'll keep using it -- and so
will hundreds of thousands of Linux fans -- but for the foreseeable future, Linux won't be appearing on
many desktops."


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