November 14, 2000

Low cost gives Linux global appeal, says maddog

Author: JT Smith

From In places like China and Vietnam, low wages mean that some people
can't afford brand new machines or proprietary operating systems
such as Microsoft Corp.'s Windows. However, they can afford older,
used machines, Jon 'maddog' Hall of non-profit organization Linux
International said at the "International impact of Linux" panel
discussion at Comdex. "Unfortunately, many of these systems aren't powerful enough to run
Windows Me, or even Windows You," he joked -- but they do have
enough power to run Linux.


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