Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:48 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Who is Microsoft fooling? Other than on the desktop, Linux is eating its lunch, and it's only going to get worse for Microsoft."
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by MOS6510 on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:35 UTC
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Linux started out as having UNIX on your PC at home. Linux on the desktop failed, year after year despite each year being the year of the Linux desktop for some reason.

Linux now runs almost everywhere, but perhaps apart from servers I doubt anyone in the early days foresaw this.

Where it now runs with success it mostly benefits the money making businesses, not the community that started working on Linux in the 90s. Most people could't care less if their VCR or fridge runs Linux, in most cases you can't even tell.

The desktop is where Microsoft makes a lot of money (Windows and Office). If they claim victory there over Linux they are right.

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