Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 05:34 UTC, submitted by WillM
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Experts say that migrations from Unix to Linux have slowed down because all the low-hanging fruit has now been picked. Linux growth in the U.S. x86 server market has, over the past six quarters, started to falter and reverse its positive course relative to Windows Server and the market as a whole." More here.
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The person who replied sort of illustrates the point you are making, "Ever tried submitting a Windows bug?"

That sort of reasoning says, "if Windows is difficult then it is ok that we are difficult as well." Exactly your point.

I recently made this comment in a LUG and I was shot down and flammed... I even to this day have people sending me emails on how wrong I am!

What I see is a generation divide. There are those who grew up in the late 90's and were part of the Open Source scene. They were the Microsoft haters, and made Open Source great. But in the last two years things have changed. Look at the netcraft studies. I think the next generation of Open Source developers don't exist!

The next generation of Open Source developers are in fact Open Source users and rabid Open Source defenders, but they don't actually cut code that helps the overall system. It is hurting Open Source. And while I doubt Open Source is dead the high water mark has been reached.

Microsoft had stellar earnings, and I predict this marks the turning point in Microsoft...

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