April 23, 2004

Linux backers foresee desktop gains

Linux may be entrenched in the data center, but it will need some sprucing up before the upstart operating system grabs a significant spot
on the desktop PC.

Cosmetic adjustments, better business applications--and more of them--and improved marketing will help turn the tide, according to speakers at the
Desktop Linux Summit here.

While figures vary widely on worldwide Linux desktop penetration, most credible sources place it between 0.5 percent and 2 percent of the market,
making the open-source operating system a slowly rising third to Windows and Apple Computer's Mac OS.

Link: news.com.com


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