Analysts Make Room For Linux Desktops

A new report on Windows Vista implementation has just been released, and analysts are interpreting it as giving a wide window for Linux in small businesses.

Benjamin Gray, an analyst for Forrester Research — the source of the report — says that client data shows Linux "is not going away any time soon." Gray went on to say that they expect to see growth in desktop deployment of Linux systems in small businesses over the next year.

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Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.


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GNU/Linux is sooo hot, MS sabotaged SMB!

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Microsoft fears GNU/Linux on the desktop and the server so badly that they sabotaged SMB in IE6.
Admissions abound in the media, and some information is irrefutable, it being sworn testimony.

Yes, Executives have admitted such. The sworn testimony in Courts, and in the quarterly SEC filings, all given under penalty of perjury by Microsoft corporate executives and CEOs, state that Linux on the Server tops 60%, while Linux on the desktop tops 17% and is growing! The corporate fear at Microsoft drove executives to issue orders to the developers to screw up SMB as much as possible.

All another instance of ignoring international standards in an attempt to cause consumers to suffer.

Surely, anyone can see that the poison pill has reached a peak in Vista, as the ultimate example of Corporate cluelessness. This really tops the Sony/BMG theft of LAMP audio project code by First4Internet, to attempt to control consumer choice.

When will they learn that popularity is not secured by tyrannical actions?