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[News] GNU/Linux Stealthily Bypasses Windows

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Fast-and-Easy Linux From Hassle-Free PC

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| It's a compact, fast-loading Linux OS that installs in Windows XP or Vista 
| (no pesky boot CDs to burn) and runs alongside it. Tthe installer adds a 
| dual-boot menu to your system, so you can pick which OS to run at startup.  



Playing the numbers game 2008: number of Linux installations world wide

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| Given that Fedora/Red Hat has roughly 10% and also roughly 10 million users
| together (which in fact seems like a at least slightly realistic data base,
| given the facts), the total number of Linux users world wide would sum up to
| 100 million Linux users. Nice.
| That would leave Mac OS far behind, which is however not that surprising: Mac
| OS is hardly used in Offices or the government outside the US, and it is far
| easier to give Linux a try and keep it as a dual boot option besides a
| Windows installation. Also, the EU governments are pushing Linux quite a lot,
| and many companies and governments indeed switch to Linux right now or
| already switched over in the client space for some of the day-to-day
| workstations.


Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."


Linux shows staying power on Top500

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| The latest list indicates growing Linux dominance. Linux is used in the top
| nine supercomputer systems in the world. When considered as the primary OS or
| part of a mixed-OS supersystem, Linux is now present in 469 of the
| supercomputer sites, 93.8% of the Top500 list.


The Race to Instant-On Computers Begins

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| But rather than the oft-discussed head-to-head battle between Linux and
| Windows, we’re seeing Linux latch onto Windows almost like a parasite in a
| symbiotic relationship with its host.
| All of the shipping or soon-to-ship instant-on systems use a thinned-down
| version of Linux as a base for presenting the quick Internet applications.
| This makes sense because computer makers can customize Linux to boot fast and
| use the software for free, meaning they don’t add much extra cost to each
| computer.


Faster booting with Linux

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| The intriguing part of all this is that we might finally get the instant-on
| capability for some pretty standard apps. The bizarre part is that the way to
| speed up your slow OS load it you actually load two different OSes. Sort of
| like running a five-kilometer race before you run your marathon. Meanwhile,
| Microsoft is now stating that similar technology could be part of Windows 7,
| presumably in 2010 and without using any of that open source voodoo.


DeviceVM's proprietary/Linux split explained

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| Covering Asus' adoption of DeviceVM's Splashtop software in all its
| motherboards and some laptops, we were wondering exactly which parts were
| proprietary and which were Linux - hence pulling back from calling it
| a "Linux OS".

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