Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Mar 2006 16:34 UTC, submitted by Linuxfanboy
Microsoft "This time it's patents that will ensure the downfall of GNU/Linux and with it, the entire world of open source. But before hanging up your certified geek propeller-hat and retraining as a dental hygienist, you might want to consider the following brief history of Microsoft's use of fear, uncertainty, and doubt as a weapon against GNU/Linux." Hopelessly pro-everything-that-is-Linux, but an interesting overview of Microsoft's approach to Linux over the years nonetheless. Elsewhere, the Guardian looks at the challanges Microsoft is currently facing.
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RE: Goes both ways
by naelurec on Fri 31st Mar 2006 04:31 UTC in reply to "Goes both ways"
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The year of the linux desktop for me happened in 2003. For my friends it was 2004 .. for a local K-8 school, late 2005. The fact is, Linux usage on the desktop is growing. Each year it gets better and more capable. Each year more people find it meets their computing needs better than alternatives.

Will it be the end-all of desktop environments? I hope not. Competition is good.

Perhaps this wasn't the response you were expecting. Perhaps you were expecting "the year of the linux desktop" to equate to a 1-2% market share expanding to 40% or more of the market. Needless to say, thats unrealistic. Perhaps some day.

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