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The State of the 2006 Linux Desktop

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Linux has come a long way, to say the least. I mean, even a year ago, to see a Linux-powered laptop was quite rare, but now... even Lenovo is offering support for SLED 10 (SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop by Novell) on their laptops. And Ubuntu, of course, has done a lot to move Linux along, making a user friendly distro that really is "Linux for human beings." No longer do you have to be a nerd to use Linux (although it helps). Still, one of the major things that is now keeping Linux from the major desktop market is its inability to run iPods. Yes, you can load songs onto them with gtkpod and the like, but it looks like Linux still has a long way to go in supporting iPods So how are things looking for the Linux desktop in 2006? Fairly well, I say, but read the full article to get a good understanding of exactly where Linux lies in the desktop market.
Quote from the article: "The Linux desktop isn't just for Linux fans anymore -- it's on its way to being ready for all users now."
posted by linnerd40, Saturday, August 19, 2006


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