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The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Vista? Does anybody really do that?
In a word, yes.
Consumers and businesses have been leaning toward Linux-based desktops and laptops in greater numbers over the last few years. Converts from Windows-based computers usually have little trouble making the transition. Computer newbies often have a shorter learning curve than newcomers to Windows and computing in general. Buying a computer with Linux already installed eliminates the problems experienced by seasoned computer users who add Linux to an existing computer.
"We see a huge following for Linux. Workstation sales increased over the last eight years. Over the last two or three years, there has been a big increase in the purchase of desktop PCs running Linux," Tim Lee, CEO of Pogo Linux, told LinuxInsider.