Linux works its way toward prime time

Tuesday June 06 by Claudia bourneCNN
In the last 12 months, Linux has become less of a buzzword and more of a reality, with companies ranging from IBM to Silicon Graphics throwing weight behind the open source operating system. However, it is still struggling to enter the mainstream arena, according to users and Linux professionals at Linux Expo 2000 in London. Although the operating system has become a real alternative for the server market, with vendors offering it on a range of higher-end machines, the consensus here on the show floor was that there are still interface and application issues that keep it off the desktop.

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