Thanks for correcting my wording on Windows vs DOS. I unfortunatly fall into using Windows instead of Microsoft in many cases. I did mean that Microsoft won the desktop through marketing.
As for Linux being a community, i would have to say that is exactly why I believe it will fail. Until Linux is a business it will continue to be the app that people "work on the spare time". Which to me means not de facto. Linux is very popular right now and a lot of money is being funded in to it. However, as no money is made in return popularity and people working on it in the spare time will slow.
In any case, Novell is doing it right and so is Red Hat but unless the community becomes a single entity (business) I personally do not see it going anywhere.
Market share is what every OS is after. Do not let the community feel confuse you. Money is still what makes everything go round.
When you say 20% Windows then the rest Linux/Windows, how many clients are Windows only at the desktop? I thought this conversation was about desktops not servers. I would think Linux as a desktop is well below 10% anywhere. Linux is used very well as a server/security device in mnay of my clients, but as a desktop 95% compelte windows. Just clarifying my comment.
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