Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 22:32 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu According to Canonical head honcho Mark Shuttleworth, Windows 7 presents the ideal opportunity for Linux to gain significant inroads into the desktop market. He said so in an interview with InternetNews. While I certainly do hope so, an eerie sense of deja vu creeps up on me: isn't this like the 923298th opportunity where Linux is supposed to make inroads into the desktop market?
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by twitterfire on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 11:49 UTC
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Linux profets (RMS, ESR, etc) were predicting long time ago that in next "x years", linux will gain a significant market share.

Remember the bullshit called "World Domination 201", written by ESR?

I think that Shuttleworth is terribly wrong. Linux may gain some market share, but the amount gained will be very small in the next future.

The "linux vs windows" thingy is noy about windows or linux or some qualities that they might have. Is more about what software you can run in an operating system.

And windows means MS Office (Open Office remains far behind MS Office), Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop (please, don't mention Gimp), Autocad, and a very large amount of games and professionally used software.

When youl'll run the same software on linux, you can bet it will gain significant market share. But until then...

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