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Re: Certain prognostications

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Monday 15 May 2006 19:59 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <804j3nuod5ka$.dlg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On Mon, 15 May 2006 16:55:40 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> The drop below 90% is actually the tipping point. Once they lose
>>> that margin, the domino effect takes over. I happened to write
>>> about it several days ago, in case you're interested:
>>> http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2006/05/10/90-percent-barrier/
>> It's not a tipping point, it's low hanging fruit.
>> Basically, all the people that care have switched.  it's an uphill
>> battle from thereafter to convince people to care.
> Ever the FUD'ster Erik. Linux adoption in the server market is growing
> at an enormous rate. Desktop adoption is growing. As Roy said there will
> be a tipping point. INMHO Vista will be that tipping ppoint. Too little
> too late requiring the purchase of new HW. ODF will become a requirement
> of many governments and businesses. Office lockin will then become a
> thing of the past.
> The future looks great for F/OSS. Ye just canny beat the price.

I used to think that E. was perceptive. His remark above demonstrates his
inability to comprehend a reality. Thank goodness he is not a strategist.

Best wishes,


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