Linux to overtake Windows, says Jim Zemlin
Linux could be loaded onto more desktops than Windows next year, according
to the head of the Linux Foundation.
While acknowledging previous "year of the Linux desktop" predictions have proved false dawn, Jim
Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, says next year may be different.
He says consumer demand for fast desktop boot-ups may mean Linux OS will find its way onto
users' machines, whether they have Windows installed or not.
This is because Linux-based fast start-up technology is seeing growing interest among the major PC
manufacturers, fuelled by consumer
Some users have said Windows Vista offers the slowest boot-up times ever offered by
Zemlin said Linux was now satisfying this demand with technology that can offer boot-ups in as
little as five seconds.
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