Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:01 UTC
Editorial Today's confirmation that Apple is going x86 makes today a historic day in the industry. It may mean that Microsoft might see a few percent decline of their market share the next few years, but what about Linux? If Linux were to lose an equal amount of share it would alter its spread to the desktop, a spread that has been very positive so far.
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Comparing apples and oranges with a social movement
by Anonymous on Tue 7th Jun 2005 05:24 UTC

How can you compare two commercial software products (MS Windows and Mac OSX) with a social movement (GNU/Linux)? A social movement cannot be measured with market share! GNU/Linux is free, it can peacefully co-exist on the same machine with a commercial OS, and an up-to-date version of GNU/Linux usually runs beatifully on a bit dated hardware while upgrading the commercial operating systems often requires upgrading hardware. GNU/Linux doesn't compete with other operating systems -- it is a non-exclusive alternative. Regardless of the commercial success and market share of other OS's, GNU/Linux will keep providing a free alternative that is always easily available for anyone who likes to try it.