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Vista launch will boost desktop Linux

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The launch of Windows Vista has created a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.

New features combined with a slightly different look and feel mean that migrating to Vista from an older version of Windows will cause disruption in the workplace.

On the first day of Linux.conf.au, the president of Linux Australia, Jonathon Oxer, told ZDNet Australia that instead of retraining staff on the new version of Windows, administrators could make the switch to Linux.

"People will have the choice -- they are going to get a major disruption and have to learn a whole new interface and way of working to switch from a previous version of Windows to Vista.

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