Monday, July 17, 2006
[BW] A Ray of Hope for Desktop Linux
[BW] A Ray of Hope for Desktop Linux: "Linux has had a major impact on the server end of corporate computing, but, so, far not too much action on the desktop. The reasons are clear: Microsoft's Windows and Office products totally dominate and its hard to compete with network effects. Desktop Linux has only a couple of percentage points of market share. I don't see anything on the horizon that seems likely to change that, but, for Linux fans, here's a ray of hope: IBM, one of the penguin's biggest backers, is releasing a version of its Notes communications and collaboration software designed to run on Linux. Unless you have important applications running on Linux, you won't have corporations adopting it en masse. And Notes, with 125 million users worldwide, qualifies as an important application."