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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Look, I can only respond by referring you to real-world numbers: Apple is increasing in market share. Linux is declining in market share. I see nothing in the market which will change those dynamics.

Your "figures" are not real-world numbers ... they are PR spin.

Current hottest sellers: A Mac @ #1, a Linux notebook @ #2, and a Vista laptop @ #3.

Eight (desktop or portable) machines in the current top 25 best sellers at Amazon with Linux pre-loaded, six Mac machines and four with Vista, four with XP.

Only in the case of the HP 2133 where essentially the same machine is offered with either Linux or a Windows version is the Windows version the more popular choice. In the case of the MSI Wind, the Linux pre-loaded version appears at #6 but the Windows version of this machine is not on the list at all.

With the possible exceptions of the Sony and Toshiba machines, more of the machines are capable of running Linux than any other OS.

Edited 2008-06-26 00:31 UTC

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