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News: Linux on Lenovo Laptops

Category: Operating Systems, Software, Prebuilts
Posted: 12:00PM
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BBC News - Lenovo will soon be offering Linux as a option on its laptops. This follows earlier Linux adoption by Dell, who has been selling PCs with a Linux OS pre-installed for a little while now. As more companies go down this route, the user base for Linux may expand. Analysts believe that about 6% of users run the OS, in a market which is obviously dominated by Microsoft. - jammin *News Editor*

"Linux was first released to the public almost 16 years ago and was developed by Linus Torvalds, who wanted to create a non-commercial alternative to an operating system used in many universities. Linux can be freely distributed, modified and used by anyone who wants it. It is predominantly used to power web servers and while its growth on desktop computers has been limited to technology specialists, its adoption by Lenovo and Dell points to wider acceptance."

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