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Monday, July 11, 2005

Linux, at a Microsoft show?

This weekend was a surprise when Microsoft allowed attendees to get a hands on expierence with Linux and all sorts of Linux desktop software. Most of these attendees were unfamiliar with Linux and experimented with K Desktop Environment as well as watching an Apache server in action. Don Johnson (not the actor) gave an overview of linux and their concepts. Johnson explained to the attendees the key tradeoffs between Linux and Windows. Johnson also got explaining how user-friendly Windows and Linux were. Windows was obviously more user-friendly and he pointed out that you have IT expertise and knowledge to run Linux. The last tradeoff he pointed out was that Linux had the ability to run on almost anything whereas Windows has a limited platform focus. More info can be found at eWeek.

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