Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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RE: Cheaper won't matter for Linux
by pedrobl on Thu 26th Feb 2009 00:50 UTC in reply to "Cheaper won't matter for Linux"
pedrobl
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2009-02-26

Bingo!! I completely agree with you, kragil. The revolution has begun! ;)

More and more public administrations are seeing the advantages. Just recently, the UK government:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7910110.stm

Big win! How long until the general public does the same thing? I don't think it'll be very long.

Pedro.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Big win! How long until the general public does the same thing? I don't think it'll be very long.

Pedro.


I don't know about that ... there are little wins springing up more and more often ...

http://blogs.eweek.com/storage_station/content/general/userful_thin...

... but one doesn't hear about them much in the popular press.

Sometimes when there is a Linux win the press coverage about it only mentions "PCs":

http://www.futuregov.net/articles/2009/feb/18/worlds-largest-virtua...

(This is the same event as the first link above).

It will propbably take quite some time yet before Linux becomes common knowledge.

Edited 2009-02-26 01:10 UTC

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