Video: Vista launch will boost desktop Linux

Video: Vista launch will boost desktop Linux

Summary: The launch of Windows Vista will create a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.In this one minute clip, which was shot on the first day of the Linux.

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The launch of Windows Vista will create a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.

In this one minute clip, which was shot on the first day of the Linux.conf.au in Sydney, the president of Linux Australia, Jonathan Oxer, told ZDNet Australia that instead of retraining staff on the new version of Windows, administrators could make the switch to Linux.

Oxer also compared Microsoft's development cycle with that of the open source community and gave his opinion on why Vista is simply an "incremental change" compared to Windows XP.

To view the second part of this interview, click here.

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Topics: Open Source, Linux

Munir Kotadia

About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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