Friday, 09 January, 2004
Linux on the desktop progress
Linux on the desktop continues to move forward rapidly.
- The biggest news recently is that IBM is pushing to convert their internal desktops to Linux by the end of next year. ZDNet reports the story here. A follow-up article today has IBM confirming the authenticity of the memo referenced in the original article, but stating that the memo was "taken out of context." Whether or not IBM is going all-Linux, that they're considering it at all is a huge step forward.
- If you're interested in the state of Linux on the desktop, you should bookmark the DesktopLinux.com site.
- I downloaded PCLinuxOS from the PCLinuxOnline site and burned it to CD. I was hoping to play with it over the weekend, but the way things are going it'll probably be sometime next week.
Lots of other things are happening in this space. I'll try to get to them in the next couple of weeks.