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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The battle is on
by tweakedenigma on Wed 5th Dec 2007 00:14 UTC
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2006-12-27

This battle is really on now more then ever. There are a number of Linux Distro's that are user friendly (Ubuntu & PCLOS among them) and people are starting to notice. The gOS machines at Walmart sold out in 2 weeks. Dell is Offering Ubuntu in a number of markets, and Lenovo and HP are offering Suse and RHEL in some smaller markets on desktops and laptops. Apple has been moving up in the world the last little while.

Windows will hold the dominant share for a while yet but really this is a market where 5 - 10% is huge and that is not unreasonable for Linux to hit, seeing as the desktop numbers are all over the board when measured sometimes its 1ish some times its 6ish. But that is more the difference between market share and user base.

Either way Linux and Mac are moving up and Windows will be around for a long time so its good news all around.

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