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 21:42 UTC

These other analysts are on crack too, if they think that linux on the desktop is going to be close to 20% by '08. And why do you even post these predictions unless you give them credence. We heard all this stuff back in 2000.

They don't. The other analysts say 6-8% --- try reading the post... Is 6-8% that hard to believe? Linux desktop usage doubled in the three years from 2000 to 2004, from about 1.5% to ~3%. Is it that hard to imagine this trend continuing.

As for "we've been hearing about 'this is the year of desktop linux' since 2000", that's bullshit. First, show me dated articles where anybody but a marketing department claimed that. Second, and more importantly, we're not talking about some magical "year of desktop Linux". We're talking about growth continuing at close to its present rate.