Desktop Shootout - Will LEOPARD and LINUX shut the window on VISTA?

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| Toward the end of 2007, it became clear that a revolution was imminent. Linux
| was said to be ready for the desktop with Ubuntu, the most powerful clan in
| the mountains, fast gaining a big following of converts.
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http://linux.wordpress.com/2008/01/2...ndow-on-vista/

Both are gaining a lot at the moment.


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Survey Says … Linux Desktop Is Ever More Popular

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| The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are
| more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000
| people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported
| in. *
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2235654,00.asp


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| Okay, now lets tie this all back in together. Novell claimed several months
| back in a video ad that Desktop Linux users accounted for upwards of
| 30,000,000 different people. That's 30 million. Recent statements made by
| some Novell representatives indicate that they expect there are upwards of
| 50,000,000 Desktop Linux users. Microsoft has never contested the number of
| Desktop Linux users, and if anything the deal Microsoft signed with Novell
| was tacit agreement that Microsoft believed those numbers to be accurate.
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http://zerias.blogspot.com/2007/11/d...-vs-linux.html


Linux Users Base More Than doubled Over Last One Year: Survey

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| The number of Linux users has more than doubled over the last one year, says
| a new survey by DesktopLinux.com. The survey also said Ubuntu remains their
| Linux distribution of choice. *
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http://www.sda-india.com/sda_india/p...19940,p,0.html


Survey: Desktop Linux use grows

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| DesktopLinux.com, which is a Web site devoted to, obviously, desktop Linux,
| has finished a survey that found more than a doubling of Linux desktop users
| in the past year. *
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatc...es/013576.html


Desktop Linux on the Rise, Linux Foundation Reports

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| For starters, almost 20,000 self-selected users filled out this year's survey
| compared with fewer than 10,000 in 2006's survey.
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| In those businesses and organizations that have deployed Linux desktops, 39.5
| percent are running Linux on more than half of their machines.
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...119TX1K0000594


Less software piracy means more jobs, more state revenue: Study

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| "The number of customers using Red Hat operating systems, for example,
| doubled in 2007," he said. *
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http://www.thejakartapost.com/detail...125.L04&irec=3