January 23, 2004

Linux still miles behind Microsoft

As never before, corporate customers are turning to Linux software instead of Microsoft Windows to run big business operations.

Now, if only they could get the word processor's basic "cut and paste" feature to work.

At the LinuxWorld trade show here this week, advocates said the next big challenge for the loose-knit "free software" movement is to create a reliable
way to run desktop computers and perform mainstream office tasks.

"It works 98 percent of the time. But it's the 2 percent of the time it doesn't that kills you," Jeremy White, a leading developer of Linux
applications, told an audience of network administrators.

Link: cnn.com


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