Another Windows 7 vs Linux Story [And Apple]
To quote the post I have just read:
"Former Microsoft Employee: Linux is the future, even after Windows 7 release"
Extracts form the post:
I think we already knew that.
Microsoft is greatly hampered by backward compatibility and old code.
I think that that is also accepted/known.
If Apple is threatened by Windows 7, Linux is much less so. Linux runs on the same inexpensive PC hardware, has a robust worldwide community of programmers, less baggage, a better development model, and can be acquired for free.
I think Rory Cellan-Jones might have missed this point?
Many of the benefits of Linux are subtle. It doesn't come with any nagware. The default media player supports both many formats including QuickTime and Windows media. Likewise, the instant messaging program supports 16 different protocols. The GUI is more customizable. But the best feature of Linux is something that neither Windows nor the Macintosh have: a rich set of free applications, installable with one click
Full article: Linux is the future, even after Windows 7 release