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5 factors that are set to challenge the dominance of Windows in the future.
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| Falling hardware prices
| The more the prices of hardware falls, the
| lower is MS able to charge the OEMs a per
| unit installation license for Windows. Given
| the fact that hardware prices have fallen
| drastically in recent years and are set to do
| so in the foreseeable future, Ballmer may not
| be sleeping well at all.
| Desktop Linux
| No I'm not going to say the year of Linux is
| here and now. But whatever the case, the
| relatively increasing popularity of Linux
| among the general masses-spearheaded by
| Ubuntu-is set to cause some discomfiture to
| MS execs.
| On the smartphone platform, Android is set to
| make life very difficult given the fact that
| the almighty Google itself is now directly
| competing with its own hardware branded
| phone. Tough luck MS.
| Change of landscape
10 important Linux developments everyone should know about
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| The LinuxÂ technology, development model, and
| community have all been game-changing
| influences on the IT industry, and all we can
| really do is stand back and look at it all,
| happy to have been along for the ride for
| developerWorks' first 10 years. The Linux zone
| team has put together this greatly abbreviated
| collection of things that stand out in our
| minds as having rocked the world of Linux in a
| significant way.
| Much too much has happened with Linux in the
| last 10 years to do anything like a complete
| job of listing the important events and
| technological advances surrounding this
| operating system. But nevertheless, in
| celebration of our 10th birthday, the Linux
| zone team looks back and presents to you some
| major milestones, why they matter, and what we
| wrote about them. Please to enjoy.
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