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[7]: Give it some time
by daschmidty on Wed 5th Dec 2007 01:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Give it some time"
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On a sidenote, you are honestly the first person I have ever heard speaking of "apple central" in the engineering department at a university. Here at Illinois, where the engineering student population is one of the largest in the United States(It is also the birthplace of the web browser and the home university of the father of the transistor and the theory of superconductivity) we have not one apple computer in our department. We have XP and RHEL 5 workstations(also some solaris 8 sparc woorkstations which they are phasing out). While some quality engineering software refuses to be ported to linux(solidworks and autodesk mainly) there is a fair amount that has(matlab,maple,mathematica,Pro/Engineer CAD, Ansys etc)

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