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Forrester Research predicts Linux desktop growth

Here's something to warm the kernels of your heart. A new Forrester report calls Linux a "credible threat to Windows on the desktop" and predicts continued growth. If you or someone you know already has a Forrester account, you can read the report yourself. Interestingly the report in question is titled, "How Windows Vista Will Shake Up The State Of The Enterprise Operating System." Way to go, Vista!

So, how important do you think this vote of confidence is coming from Forrester? Or is it just another instance of Linux being damned with faint praise ("Yeah, well, Linux isn't going to completely disappear from the enterprise...we think...maybe...")?

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