But maybe a little penguin with roots in Scandinavia is about to do the unthinkable. The Linux open-source operating system, appears to be winning over a critical mass of corporate customers that could ultimately spill over into the broader consumer technology market.
In a piece today, PCWorld says Linux "may not topple the Microsoft empire anytime soon, but recent offerings indicate that Linux distributors, hardware vendors, and developers are dedicated to making Linux on the desktop a reality. Distributions such as Xandros, Sun's Java Desktop System, and Lindows' Linspire are targeting new users interested in migrating from Windows. They offer easy-to-use and install distributions as well as inexpensive PCs preloaded with Linux, available at retailers such as Wal-Mart."
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