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Coming Soon to Every Desktop Near You: Linux?

"I believe Linux will become the de-facto standard desktop operating system," states former Linux Journal editor Nicholas Petreley. Oh yeah?

"I believe Linux will become the de-facto standard desktop operating system," states former Linux Journal editor Nicholas Petreley. Oh yeah?If Petreley's words sound like fighting ones, it's because they are. He wrote his article, "Why Linux Will Succeed On The Desktop," in InformationWeek in response to Alexander Wolfe's article, "7 Reasons Why Linux Won't Succeed On The Desktop."

Both articles are well worth reading. Linux is worming its way into the mainstream and small and midsize businesses should sit up and take notice.

Petreley believes it'll take a while for many users to break free from their ties to Windows, but he asserts, "there is good reason to believe that this day will come."

Maybe the latest Ubuntu release, Gutsy Gibbon will do the trick.

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