Linux v. Microsoft: Third World Showdown

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Those of you who have followed Silicon Hutong for a while will know that I have long been a Linux-skeptic, believing firmly that despite its obvious advantages on servers, Linux would never be in a position to displace Windows on the desktop.

Well, I was wrong.

Shuttleworth and his team at Ubuntu have done something amazing - they've created a truly usable desktop operating system that rivals WindowsXP in ease of use and features, accomplishing finally what many of us so long felt impossible - they've mirrored the simple elegance of the underlying system with an interface and applications that make it a delight to use.

Personally, if I were setting up a company, a school, or a non-profit organization tomorrow I would use it on nearly every desktop and laptop.

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