Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 05:28 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS In the next beta of SkyOS, users can look forward to seeing a completely re-designed Viewer. The new Viewer will take advantage of the powerful features of the SkyFS (derived from Haiku's BFS), including extremely fast searching and organizing of files, on-the-fly filtering of files and folders within the Viewer, fast insertion of meta-data into multiple files, and more. Update: Screenshots!
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by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 29th Mar 2005 16:36 UTC

I would hardly say that Linux is doing well. I would say that it is barely scraping by, similar to Mac.

You'd be wrong in saying that. Linux, as a serious entry into the desktop market is maybe five or six years old, and already it is comparable in marketshare to Apple (a $3.7bn per year company). IDC says that the market share of desktop Linux has doubled in the last three years (overtaking MacOS), and predicts that it will reach 6% by 2007. Gartner predicts 7.5% by 2008, and Seimens predicts 20% by 2008. Meanwhile, Apple's marketshare has been stagnant for years, and even in this recent upswing, it's growth rates just don't compare.

Now, this doesn't even factor in worldwide adoption, in which Linux is growing its fastest, and in which Apple has traditionally lagged.