From what I am seeing, Windows 8 is slow to take off, and without software that works in Linux, companies will not have much of a choice. If companies do start to sell software for Linux, then they may find that Windows 8 is not worth their time to re-train users. A CEO could get Linux Mint, since it has the same look and feel, but costs a lot less, as in free, trade or purchase licenses for software, and implement in new PC's as they come due to be replaced. No one has to put up with the Win 8 frustration or loss of time or revanue, and they save money in the long run by not paying MS for licensing fees.
It is not inherantly evil to make money, and developers and companies should be compensated for their hard work and risk. Those that think the Linux should be only open source should take off their rose colored glasses. How would a company survive if they did not get cash? Money does make the world go round, and I am sure the people that think Linux should only have Freeware do have jobs, and get paid to do whatever it is they do. We do not live in Utopia.
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