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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Ah yes indeed. As it is, I bought 2 laptops in the last 2 years, both with Vista pre-installed. But I never even booted Vista on these machines. First thing I did was install a Linux distro.
Yet, in the pie chart, I imagine my boxes belong to the MS market share.
I think the market share of Linux is highly underestimated. But I see more and more people around me actually trying and, more importantly, using it.
So yes, it will remains a mystery. Although I think companies like Google and Yahoo have a pretty good idea of the reality in the field.

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