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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.
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Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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