__/ [ Oliver Wong ] on Wednesday 31 January 2007 21:24 \__
> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Vistas Debut: So-so
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | "The end result will be the continued absence of any real consumer
>> | choice, years of waiting for Microsoft to improve--or even
>> | debug--its monopoly products and of course high prices," said
>> | Thomas Vinje, lawyer for ECIS, in the statement.
>> | I can?t say I really disagree with them. While it?s good to have
>> | a "universal operating system," it is not good for it to
>> | ruthlessly crush competition and stomp out innovation. Speaking
>> | of innovation - check out this totally cool Linux desktop! No
>> | wonder Microsoft is concerned...
>> He seems to have linked to the wrong video, but regardless...
> Can anyone provide examples some of the progress Linux has made
> recently? I think such a list of examples would be a very effective form of
I'll try, off the top of my head...
* Oracle and Microsoft (S/W #1 and #2) validate Linux as a threat
* Governments are migrating to Linux (e.g. France, Indian states)
* XGL/AiGLX (desktop effects), so the eye candy factor is covered
* Decent hardware requirements -- something that can't be said about Mac OS X
* SCO is no longer worth mentioning
* Developers favour Linux, according to studies
* IBM announced some triple-digit inter-year growth for Linux
* Many more, I'm sure, but there's clearly plenty of good news... truly a
* IBM and Google (S/W #3 and #4) see profit rise/soar, with the use of Linux
primarily at the back end (making some legacy desktop S/W obsolete)
Linux in 2006: June is Busting Out All Over
,----[ Quote ]
| I apologize for sounding like a typical lame pundit, but 2006 was the Year
| of Linux. I never said that before--I was waiting until it became true.
~~ Best wishes
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