Linux as an operating system is coming into it's own, in the server
enviroment it's already champion (leaving Microsoft trying to convince
people that shit isnt brown & Windows is cheaper).
However it's on the Desktop that the real battle will be waged.
With Windows as the dominant OS on the Desktop this is going to be some
struggle(our very own hamberger hill).
The Desktop is what people know about, this is where they will see if
there is any change.
But M$ is not likely to just had it over to Linux,
weve already seen what lengths they will go to turn people off linux,
this includes lies about linux & windows, making windows as incompatible
as possible to linux(file formats etc).
And (in Ireland anyway)not allowing the average consumer(home
consumer)to buy a computer without windows on(for which they get
pay),the exception being the mac.
Then for Linux to win, M$ must fail, M$ has decided this fate for
itself, and will only work with Linux when the end is nigh.
Kill Bill! Vol.1
M$ gets it's money from 2 main areas Windows & Office(all other areas
where M$ has gotten invloved resulted in a loss, this includes MSN & the
So to cut off M$ income one has to end the sales of M$ Windows & Office.
To stop people buying office is the easiest of the 2 tasks.
OpenOffice runs on both Linux & windows, and is at the point where it is
an excellent alternative for everyone except the power user.
So to end the dominance of M$Office OO.org must be pushed as an
alternative, especiallly on the Windows platform.
This can be done through the mass distribution of free OO.o cd's to the
general public in Ireland, give em away on the street, in magazines, in
the post, to schools, highschools, colleges & universites.At conferences
& anywhere else you can think of, in the same way eircom has done.
And right there M$ has lost 1/2 of it's income.
The only way M$ could stop this would be to either give office away for
free or very,VERY cheap. This is still good because it means M$ is
losing money selling office at a loss.
The second main area where M$ gets it's money from is Windows, server &
desktop.Currently XP home is whats installed on nearly every new PC &
laptop and there in lies the problem.
Irish people are extremly lazy, and to be honest, I'm sure more than 99%
of people couldnt give a dam what OS is on their pc, they just use what
So the only way to uproot Windows on the home desktop is have it
installed on all the new pc's.
So when someone buys a new pc or laptop it's got linux on it.
That way if someone want windows they then have to go out & buy it,
install it, configure it etc.
This would give linux a massive advantage, so for M$ to stop Linux
growing on the desktop here they would have to give away windows or make
it seriously cheap. And there you have it M$ is no longer able to make
any money from windows or office, through people either not buying or
through them having to give away their products jsut to compete.
And it would be at this point that M$ will kill off windows or open
source it.either way that would be the end of the dominance of windows &
Someone has to make desktops & laptops with Linux installed.
Theses would have to be as stylish as anything Apple makes.
They would also have to work(as in plug & play)with things like
web-cams, digital cameras,iPOD and other things as such.
They would also have to be cheap, and I mean cheaper than anything else
that's on offer with windows.
The hardware would be sold at cost price, as a marketing tool to
massively increase the average user base of linux.
And when linux is in everbodys home, backpack,school,college,
then it will conquer the business world.
Anyone care to pick up the challenge?
Anything at all?
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