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Year of Linux (Unix)

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Every new year, pundits claim it to be the year of the Linux desktop. For as long as I can remember, it has been claimed to be Linux’s year for the past 5 years. Can 2011 be said to be the year of Linux for the Nth time? Maybe not on the desktop, but on others, perhaps it is!

Linux on the desktop, even with Ubuntu’s reboot, still could not get as much traction as it hoped. The past netbook revolution with the Linux-powered Asus Eee PC was its last hope of a strong Linux on the desktop push -- which did not happen. Do not get me wrong, I still use Linux - both on desktop and server. UP Computer Science students still use Linux, at least most of those hard-core geeks!

Today, I will dare say that it is the year of Linux (and Unix, for that matter). For this to happen, Linux installations has reach a significant number. For users to use Linux, it has to be easy to use and has a slick and pretty UI. The same goes for other Unices, of course.

Where do I get this number of Linux deployment?

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