"Linux Advocate"? Me?
Nay, just a poor Joe six-pack, speaking as he finds :-)
*Silly* *Goose* !
Microsoft is the market leader by a wide margin in the personal computer
desktop client platform software business, with only Apple's in-house
business yet to capture. The OSS effort is very unlikely, given the time
proven precepts of product marketing, to ever be any kind of factor. Even
after the 5 years of support from IBM, it has only managed to glean a 1%
penetration level and has never generated a profit for anyone.
As it *** izes its unix base, there will be fewer and
fewer "volunteers" available to answer the call to arms when a new
development is needed to match some commercial offering. Time will tell,
but I give it less than another 5 years before it disappears for good.
Posted by: amicus_curious Posted on: 06/10/04
(He said "less than 5 years", but I was saying 5 years to give him the
benefit of the doubt)