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: I wish......
by hraq on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:48 UTC in reply to "I wish......"
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I totally agree with alot of your views.

I have seen how people deals with computers over 15 years. People, tend to fall in 2 categories: Normal people, and Smart People.

Normal People: Tend to resist to hate changes like switching OSs even with the same vendor. Those people ultimate computer would be better called an Appliance that has closer to zero change between versions.

Smart People: Tend to accept changes they are going to face - upto being so positive about the wildest OS/Application change. If they find IE they will use it, if firefox then they will use it, if given safari they will use it and they might talk about the power of konqueror with its multitab sessions and windows, and how they can rotate their workspace by kompez.

Now the ratio between those 2 categories possibly is close to 9:1

Thus I believe windows will remain the OS that would compete with each other (2000, xp, vista,...) and not the duel or platforms.

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