____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Friday 28 November 2008 21:01 : \____
> On Nov 26, 2:50 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 22 November 2008 13:59 : \____
>> > After takin' a swig o' grog, Terry Porter belched out
>> > this bit o' wisdom:
>> >> Anyone choosing XP Home over the Linux Acer Aspire One is making a *HUGE
>> >> MISTAKE OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS * !!!
>> > Would that be Sodom, or Gomorrah?
>> Well, Windows is always *behind*. Go figure..
> Windows may be behind in technical superiority, reliability,
> and predictability, but it's sadly ahead in the actual
> revenue, name recognition, and business credibility
> departments, at least, AFAIK; one interesting metric might
> be aggregate profits of all for-profit distro sellers.
> Even NOVL's raw revenue doesn't reach $1B, though $0.95671B
> is at least getting very close. RHT's is just a smidge
> under $0.6B. MSFT is way in the lead with $61.72B of
> raw revenue.
> Hopefully we can get more name recognition and business
> credibility for Linux; certainly a lot of businesses
> are seriously looking at Linux for replacing their old,
> unreliable Windows systems, and I do see a lot of technical
> news regarding Linux.
> But I doubt Microsoft will just roll over as Linux slogs
> on through the disinformation campaigns being waged
> against it. One hopes some of that Microsoft revenue is
> actually spent on product improvement, as opposed to new,
> slicker ads; to that end, Linux has in part done its job
> to goad Microsoft into improving their crap.
I think you missed the joke there. :-)
~~ Best of wishes
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