Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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Does not make any sense, Linux hardly grabs 1% of the market share.

I think such statistics are totally unreliable. There is no way to accurately determine the Linux market share. Linux is not always sold, you are allow to install one CD on many PC's at the same time, you are allow to copy and redistribute the CD, etc.... These are all things that cannot be accurately tracked by anybody. Unlike Microsoft or Apple that can track their sales, shipments to OEM's and track the software registration process. That gives them an idea of usage, but such a infrastructure for Linux doesn't exist and isn't required. Linux market share is a total unknown! Don't you just love the mystery!! :-)

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