On Feb 14, 2004, at 2:49 PM, adam beecher wrote:
> prostoalex writes "Business Week magazine is optimistic about desktop
> Linux's future, telling a story of Capital Cardiology Associates,
> whose 160
> employees migrated to Linux desktops. Furthermore, Business Week
> expects IDC
> to announce desktop Linux installations to reach 3.2%, for the first
> overtaking Macintosh market share. By 2007, IDC forecasts, Linux will
> installed on 6% of the desktops. It's also worth mentioning that
> Linux market share for 2002 was 2.8% and that year it was behind
> operating system."
Lets not get in a tizzy here, this isn't a story about Macintosh losing
it's a story about Windows losing. Any stories of Linux desktop
replacements going on revolve around taking out a large scale Windows
customer, and that's good news for everyone who isn't Microsoft.
As a Mac user at home I'm delighted to see Linux on the rise, not only
does it put a computing environment I've learned to appreciate over
time into places where once there was only Windows (Corporate Desktops)
but with any luck it'll give Mac users even more code to port, modify
and contribute changes back into the open source community as has been
happening since OS X was released.
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