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A Halloween blog of open source fog

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I like to write a Halloween-theme article or blog every year, and this year, there is no shortage of costuming and character portrayal from vendors turning up in places you’d never expect them.

The free operating system vendor? That would be Red Hat or Novell with Linux, right? Oh wait, behind that Azure mask is … it’s Microsoft, looking to give the market an OS available on demand? Well, at least until it comes out with a commercial release of Azure sometime in the second half of next year.

Oh and speaking of Microsoft, here comes someone wearing desktop dominance. Hold on … it’s not Microsoft. It’s Linux, which is using faster boot times and netbooks to inch its way toward mainstream desktop deployment, according to Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin, who has another good post about Linux in emerging models.

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