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Linux conference opens with vow of end of era for Windows

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Linux has made the operating system fight into a “two-horse race”, the head of the Linux Foundation told the opening of the annual LinuxCon conference.

It’s “the end of an era” for Microsoft’s Windows, Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation told the New Orleans gathering of developers and vendors this morning. Web-based and cloud computing is exploding and making the shift to open source operating systems and software easier.

“Linux is at a tipping point.”

As head of an organization whose job is to promote Linux, Zemlin didn’t hold back.

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