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Byline: KEN SPENCER BROWN
A new operating system war is brewing on desktop PCs, and it's not Windows vs. Mac, or even Windows vs. Linux.
This time, it's Linux vs. Linux.
Red Hat and Novell -- already foes in the market for Linux server software -- are taking their fight to the personal computer. The Linux firms hope to sell businesses a single, companywide software platform for both servers and desktops.
The stepped-up Linux rivalry is another sign that the once-renegade operating system is becoming a mainstream alternative to Microsoft Windows. It also marks a new battleground as Linux jumps from servers to PCs used by non-techies. …