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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RE[2]: Silly
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Silly"
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""The one aspect that people just simply look over is that the entertainment industry are the ones behind DRM, not Microsoft or Apple.""

Its worth noting that Apple is larger thatn the entire Music industry worldwide ;) , I'm absolutely certain that the even the record industry wants Apple's monopoly through there implementation to go away. As for Microsoft *giggle* I'm sure they got bullied by those nasty Music.Movie people. have an intimate working with the OS, or both aren't looking to earn Billions for the arrangement.

""Microsoft does not directly battle Apple,""

Playforsure (sorry) I mean Zune vs Apple.

""Linux is that not supporting DRM limits the ability of the OS to be widely accepted.""

I think we will see a lot more of this argument, and I suspect we will see it with the added twist word choice...although I suspect that this is a complex argument. I also suspect that if the choice is Draconian DRM vs Faster more stable PC at the expense of various content suppliers it will be an interesting future. In reality it depends on whether the consumer can stomach DRM.

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