Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[3]: 50%
by sbergman27 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 50%"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

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Linux hater is this becuase it is installed as OEM. Its strange that its a year later and is still unpopular.

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Certainly it has gotten a lackluster reception. But, as you say, OEM installation pretty much ensures its eventual market success... which is what my previous tongue-in-cheek post alluded to.

As to the "Linux Hater" part... and as I have said before... I live and breathe Linux and OSS. But I simply refuse to follow the Piper Song of Stallman into La La Land. Seems like we might have gotten past that point, agreeing to disagree, by now. Guess not. ;)

Edited 2007-12-04 23:46

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RE[4]: 50%
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:50 in reply to "RE[3]: 50%"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

""OEM installation pretty much ensures its eventual market success""

It seems on certain hardware that there is an advantage to OEM's of having Linux as an alternative. Better profit margins...consistent product releases, and less lock-in for those. Its looking rosier all the time...although I hope the time of those anti-competitive emails has gone.

"Linux Hater"

Did I stutter. ;)

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RE[5]: 50%
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:57 in reply to "RE[3]: 50%"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

""Piper Song of Stallman""

I'm glad you brought up Stallman its like tradition, or somthing...Its a bit like that half bag of solidified cement in the shed, its always there.

Although I'm glad that you brought up Stallman; Eric; Linus; Alan and the boys who without there continued effort Linux GNU whatever you choose to call it wouldn't, be where is is today, and Microsoft Users really would be at the will of inelastic inflation, and an even poorer copy of Vista. ;)

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RE[6]: 50%
by sbergman27 on Wed 5th Dec 2007 04:51 in reply to "RE[5]: 50%"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Wow. I can't find anything in that post to disagree with! ;-)

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