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 19:00 UTC

Get a grip. 20% by 2008? Siemens is obviously on crack.

Undoubtedly. But my point is that a lot of analysts are prediciting the same thing, that suggests some consensus on the issue.

Linux on the desktop is basically non-existant

Well, that's just not true, at least if you consider MacOS X to exist. Several sources put Linux's desktop market share close to OS X's. That's a huge feat, considering how established Apple is as a platform.

But that's getting away point. The point here is that it's demonstrably true that open source products do a better job competing in Microsoft-dominated niches than closed-source ones. How many browsers, besides Firefox, are gaining marketshare against IE? How many office suites, besides OpenOffice, are doing the same relative to MS Office?