On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 19:09:41 -0700, Jim Richardson wrote:
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> 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