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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If Linux wants to win
by alucinor on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:54 UTC
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If Linux wants to be taken seriously in the entrenched market, then they need to get WINE fully compatible with Windows XP, to the point where Novell and Red Hat will start certifying Windows applications for it. They can shirk Vista for a while. This lull in adoption will give them a chance to catch up.

But there's really no reason why IT markets in developing nations would particularly want to choose Windows XP or Vista over say, Ubuntu. I guess that's where the bribes come in.

Edited 2007-12-04 20:57

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