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The incredible rise of Linux as documented by Microsoft’s highly-paid consultant proceeds apace. In his deposition (Cites 960 per cent Linux growth rate) he rolls his eyes over the OS’ amazing penetration in retail and OEM markets. But don’t get your hopes up. Says Richard Schlamensee, somewhat deeper embedded in his testimony than we could get yesterday, "The Micro Center computer store down the street from my MIT office has a rack devoted to Red Hat’s Linux software, which includes similar features [to a Caldera product which he says competes with NT Small Business Server]." So there you are - Red Hat’s rack of software in the store near Schlamensee’s office turns up as evidence in the antitrust testimony of a Microsoft star witness. But what about that OEM take-off? "OEMs are also selling PCs with Linux pre-installed." This is of course the sort of dynamite stuff that gets Linux readers going everywhere. So what special privileged information does Schmalensee have? Is this finally 'Dell to offer Linux as standard?' Um, no. Tear down to footnote 91, which provides the reference for his statement, and it turns out to be the systems list from linux.org. Fine companies all, but perhaps a tad too small to be trading punches with Wintel’s tier one PC outfits right at the moment. @reg; Complete Register trial coverage

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