Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jan 2007 21:09 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top-four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses."
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RE: Not a Popularity Contest
by phoehne on Fri 5th Jan 2007 00:15 UTC in reply to "Not a Popularity Contest"
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In a way it is. If Linux had a 25% desktop market share, with 100% free and open distros, companies like Broadcom wouldn't be the pricks they are with drivers. Companies like Dell and HP would make sure that 100% of their lineup worked with either system out of the box. I remember when Apple had about 25% of the PC market and any major piece of software had an Apple port or a high-quality Apple equivalent. Look at the server space, where Linux is fairly popular. Several vendors have linux versions of their databases and tools.

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