Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [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.
And they'll choose Windows Whatever - turkeys don't vote for Christmas.
> 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.
What we have is vested interest. A vested interest in job security.
And do you believe the IT people will have much of a say anyway? It'll
be decided at Board level, where Microsoft can send Ballmer & Co round
to do a little bit of bargaining/armtwisting.