• Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

    Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate those who do switch.

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  • Desktop Linux looks for a Windows equalizer

    Manageability features that are being created for Linux could be a catalyst for convincing enterprise customers that the Linux desktop is ready for the mainstream.

    Margie Semilof4,245 pointsBadges:
  • Red Hat chief: Linux will take desktop market share from MS

    The penguin wants to waddle onto your desktop. The head of Red Hat Linux claims there's a future for open-source on the desktop -- and his company is going for it. He also downplayed a recent IDC study, co-sponsored by Microsoft, that gave the TCO edge to Windows.

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  • Desktop Linux not yet making a dent in the enterprise

    Although vendors such as Novell and Red Hat are starting to roll out products that help manage open source desktops, there are still some nagging issues that are keeping Linux from making headway with enterprises entrenched on the Windows client.

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  • OSDL’s Cherry: Toppling Linux desktop app development barriers

    There's a good opportunity today for Linux desktops to attract knowledge workers, but more apps are needed, says OSDL's John Cherry. Too many distros are slowing down development.

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  • Open source strategies: First steps to Linux desktops, calculating ROI and using more Linux

    Open source strategy consultant Maria Winslow offers some basic advice on getting started with Linux desktop and determining ROI and strategizing for open source deployments in this tip.

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  • LinuxWorld: Perens to get on desktop soapbox

    Linux advocate Bruce Perens doesn't seem to travel without his soapbox. This week, the open source pioneer and developer will be stumping for the Linux desktop and his UserLinux initiative at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. During his State of Open Source address, Perens will tell attendees about...

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  • LinuxWorld: Sun boosts server power, fortifies Linux desktop

    Sun Microsystems has levied a salvo of Linux and server announcements to the masses with the hope of siphoning away some of the popularity of competitors IBM and HP.

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  • LinuxWorld: OpenLogic CTO says lock-in endangers open source, too; Windows’ GUI blocks Linux desktop

    Lack of support for open source apps remains a barrier to adoption, says OpenLogic Inc. CTO Ron Cope. In this interview, Cope discusses this and other open source issues, and talks about his company's announcements at this week's LinuxWorld conference.

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  • Migrating your XP desktop to Linux

    In this tip, Brenno de Winter explains how to move beyond Microsoft Windows XP and migrate completely to a Linux desktop.

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