Five things Desktop Linux has to do to beat Windows 8
Summary: Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity?
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | September 7, 2012 -- 16:22 GMT (09:22 PDT)
System76For Linux to win on the desktop, it needs more than Windows 8 to fail.
In 2007, thanks to netbooks and Vista, Linux briefly exploded onto the desktop. Microsoft soon realized they were losing the low-end laptop market and they brought XP back from the dead and practically gave it away to original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s. It worked. Linux's popularity receded. In 2012, Microsoft is once more bringing out a dog of a desktop operating system, Windows 8, so desktop Linux will once more get a chance to shine... if it can.
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