Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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Apple is the real beneficiary here...
by tomcat on Wed 25th Jun 2008 20:50 UTC
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Not Linux. Why? Because people want packaged solutions. They don't want to hack together a system, they don't want to install some random distro downloaded from the Web, they don't want to uckfay around with dysfunctional Linux drivers, they just want everything to work fine directly from the supplier. Unless OEMs start shipping Linux on a significant number of boxes, it ain't gonna happen. Face it: Linux market share has actually DROPPED in the past several years, compared to Apple, which is GAINING share. It's hard to see how ANYONE but Apple can see this announcement as a bonus.

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