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Submitted by daria42
daria42 (866794) writes "It looks like Australia's biggest telco, Telstra, is all set to launch a Linux-based media centre box to millions of Australian consumers. This rollout and the incoming wave of mobile phones based on Google's Android platform, this commentator argues, goes far to demonstrating the fact that Linux will come to be mainstream in Australia — just not in the desktop form factor that many have predicted for more than a decade. Fair point."
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Why Linux will dominate Australia

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  • *sigh*

    From the OP: "By and large, the millions of Australians who will shortly rely on Linux *will not even know it is there*."\\

    Having linux on an embedded device is not "Running Linux" (at least as far as most /. folks would first assume) having an iPhone or iPod touch is "running OS X"

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