On 2006-10-11, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 19:09:41 -0700, Jim Richardson wrote:
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>> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 15:03:04 -0500,
>> Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 17:38:58 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Switch to Open Source
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>>>>| With Windows Vista somewhere on the horizon (of course no one knows how
>>>>| far of a horizon) open source advocates have a unique opportunity.
>>>>| One object to switching to Open Source systems is the transition cost to
>>>>| move everyone to a new OS or OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office.
>>>> There is the mentioning of habits, but not cost, anti-piracy measures, DRM
>>>> and so on...
>>> So, want to make a bet?
>>> Do you want to bet me that a significant number of Windows users move to
>>> Linux in the next year? Let's say 25%?
>>> Not going to happen. How about 10%?
>>> 10% of the windows user, or about 100 Million users moving to Linux would
>>> increase Linux's market share by about 1000%.
>>> Are you willing to put up?
>> it's more likely that Linux will simply continue to expand in new,
>> vibrant markets, While MS sells copies of Vista, to people who otherwise
>> would by XP, and make little inroads elsewhere.
> So then you're suggesting that Roy's claim of lots of Linux migrations is
> BS then?
Care to quote the part where /he/ claimed that in this thread? I'd be
interested in seeing it.
I've seen speculation of it being possible in /other/ threads. But
speculation isn't what you're talking about, right? And you _did_ mean
he claimed that in *this* thread, correct?
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