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Linux advances in datacentre but poses no desktop threat to Microsoft

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Linuxworld: The open source operating system is becoming more widespread within the enterprise for use on servers. But even its advocates believe desktop Linux is some way off.

Open source advocates at the Linuxworld show in London this week will hail the steady advance of Linux in the datacentre, but claims that the product is ready for mainstream desktop deployment will meet with scepticism.

Alan Cox of Red Hat and a major contributor to the Linux kernel, will speak at the show on the deployment of Linux desktop environments, but Barnett said the drive for Linux as a Microsoft desktop alternative "has stalled".

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