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Saturday, July 19, 2003

Paul Thurrott on Fun Fact About Those Linux PCs in Munich
One aspect of this story that most people don't know about is that up to 80 percent of those Linux desktops will be equipped with VMWare, a virtual machine emulator, under which they will run Windows and Windows applications. That's right, folks: The majority of those "Linux desktops" will be used to run … Windows. I'm not a big fan of Gartner, but they've issued a report, correctly titled, "Munich's Choice Doesn't Prove Linux OK for General Desktop Use," that raises some interesting issues.
Linux evangelists championed the decision by Munich to convert 14,000 desktops to the Linux OS. Now we find out the rest of the story. As always, the spin wasn't what supporters wanted us to believe.


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