Linux going mainstream?

Admittedly, I'm getting much of this from a blog on DesktopLinux.com, but I've seen several stories lately indicating growing acceptance and adoption of Linux.

First, as is old news now, Dell begin selling machines with Ubuntu installed and supported. I should note it was also great to see the Sun and Dell agreement for Dell to sell machines with Solaris.

Next, Walmart begins selling Linux powered machines and sells out! Apparently they had about 10,000 of them and underestimated demand.

Third, Forrester calls Linux a credible threat to Windows. This along with another story indicating folks are increasingly open to non-Windows operating systems makes you go hmmmm.

Now, I'm hoping that Project Indiana increases the viability of Solaris on the desktop and when I can find some time, perhaps over the holiday break, I'll install the latest build and post some notes.

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