Report Offensive Message
Linux turns 20: Progress report on world domination
Having read and considered the inputs from the various readers... I suspect the comments, while generally more on target and more accurate than typical, are missing the real point! The real question is "what was the real reason that MS Windows (the early versions) grew on the desktop space and Apple O/S (the early versions) did not". Then the answer follows is that the cause and effect was Apple Corp being unwilling to release their control of the Apple O/S and their unwillingness to work at a lower per unit profit margin. I will offer that "if Apple Corp and ported their O/S to run on commodity hardware and cut the street cost per copy down to a reasonable figure, then we would most all be using an Apple desktop or laptop" and Microsoft would probably be limited to writing applications for that O/S. Thoughts?