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[News] Vista Turns One, Linux Still Ahead Gaining Desktop Share

  • Subject: [News] Vista Turns One, Linux Still Ahead Gaining Desktop Share
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:05:56 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Windows Vista turns one year old

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| However, a dark horse is stalking Vista. Microsoft's release of an operating 
| system that many consider bloated has coincided with the rise of Linux 
| distributions such as Ubuntu, which many see as a suitably functional and 
| user-friendly alternative.   
| With Linux already a mainstay of many business servers, it will be 
| interesting to see how the desktop market develops in the coming years. 



Myths Stymie Linux Growth

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| Regardless of the advantages offered by Linux, no one seems to be adopting it 
| wholeheartedly in the business world. What makes that even more fascinating 
| is that the backlash against Windows Vista is not reason enough to fuel the 
| move to Linux.   
| The problem here is that the powers that be have created enough FUD (fear, 
| uncertainty and doubt) about Linux that most decision makers feel it is safer 
| to stick with Windows (including XP). That FUD is fueled by many myths and 
| misconceptions about what Linux can and cannot do.    



Windows Vista, The best thing that ever happened to Linux?

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| Millions of these units have been ordered by Countries such as
| Nigeria and Libya and pretty soon there will be millions of
| children around the world with Linux as their first operating
| system.
| In stark contrast Microsoft have just released Windows Vista,
| probably the most resource hungry Operating System ever, for 
| the PC platform.


Linux gains despite and because of Microsoft

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| Despite the heightened competition over the last two quarters from 
| Microsoft-Novell and a move by Oracle to undercut Red Hat on the cost of Red 
| Hat Linux support service, Red Hat has reported double-digit growth in 
| revenue and an increase in profit.   
| “The success of Red Hat has been able to validate the future potential for 
| open source software,” Szulik says. 
| Emerging countries are also lucrative markets for Linux, says IDC’s Gillen, 
| because there isn’t as much of the legacy Windows technology to have to 
| displace.   


If you're Steve Ballmer, don't read this

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| Microsoft's hopes now rest with Ray Ozzie, the company's chief software
| architect. But not even the Great White Wizard can turn back the clock.


Open source and Linux looking better every day

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| Vista Home Basic - How do you figure out all these different
| versions available? Thankfully a desktop shortcut to download
| an upgrade - the upgrade treadmill head start program?
| [...]
| Added openSUSE - dual boot, so I can use both. 


Vista Upgrade: Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere

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| This is just another reason (again, that is another post for another
| time) why I am hoping to never upgrade my Windows XP laptop to Vista.
| I am hedging my bets on Linux and Wine improving to where I can
| abandon Windows before XP is no longer supported.


Linux Says Bye-bye Windows XP!

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| It's been one of those months! My computer crashed taking with it crucial
| XP system files. This is the 3rd crash in the last year and I've finally
| had enough with the Windows operating system!


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