__/ [George Ellison] on Wednesday 19 October 2005 01:16 \__
> "JesusFreak" <pw1992@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Do you see Windows Vista posing a threat to Linux Market share? I have
>> been unfortunate to beta test 5112 build, and it is pretty sucky, so do
>> you think this will cause people to leave and head for Linux?
> Hopefully. Personally, though, I doubt it. The Windows users are for
> the most
> part sheep, with some bleating louder than others. Microsoft's gonna
> feed them shit on bread with Vista, and they're gonna take to it like it
> was a Phily cheese steak.
You are completely forgetting that, under certain circumstances, it is IT
professionals who make the judgement and decide on the O/S choice. Whether
it is the IT department, the store salesman or the handware vendor, when
Vista appears like a poor choice (hardware requirements, security...) that
leads to high-maintenance and high TCO, the shift will be warranted.
So far what we lack is education. These MSCE's must become aware or Linux
and have some hands-on experience on top of that. That's what I believe
we're here for.
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