Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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I have to disagree.
by AlexandreAM on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:06 UTC
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As bad as it may seem I still think that, for the next couple of years, the battle will be about Microsoft (Windows Vista) versus Microsoft (Windows XP).

Not that linux can't take Windows XP on a technology point of view. I can't understand why some people would prefer using XP instead of Linux, but that is probably just because I like Linux better.

I'm just saying that the non-tech folk will rather have their cozy and familiar windows XP system before jumping into the Linux Wagon for quite some time still... perhaps in 4 or 5 years we'll see that change for real (and I mean linux having 10% of market share) but I don't think we're up to a battle yet in the mind-share camp.

Let's just keep improving our software and our solutions, get better hardware support and one day we'll get it... not in the next coulpe years, though.

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