> DFS <nospam@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Look, here I am laughing again, like an idiot...ROFL!! So is 2007
>> or 2008 the next "Year of Linux"?
> No, that was last year... don't tell me your still running that
> legacy Windows stuff! :)
I am - it's a nice vintage 2003. Wonderful bouquet, has great legs...
> Seriously, there will not be any one 'year of linux' any more than
> there was any one 'year of the Internet'. Growth will continue over
> many years until its arrival as a mainstream desktop will seem
> obvious in hindsight.
According to many cola nuts, it will be ruling the planet in a few years.
Roy Schestowitz says 50% Linux market share in 2 years. Rex Ballard said
years ago that Linux was growing 2% *per week* (which would put today's
Linux using population somewhere north of 16 billion).
I've read lots of cola wackos blabbering about a "critical mass" being
reached by 2008, etc.
So far it's just a few hysterics on a backwoods newsgroup, but when a more
temperate, measured individual like yourself starts with the fantasizing, I
> It has already passed the Mac in desktop share by a couple of points
That would put it at about 5.5% market share. Sounds way, way high, don't
> and continues to make gains.
As Ghost likes to say, FSVO gains (on the desktop anyway).