"The latest report by The Linux Foundation, for the year 2012, holds lots of surprises. The top surprise is of course, is that of the most unlikely contributor to Linux kernel development- Microsoft Corp. – at No.17, in a Top 20 list! "
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Android's success proves the masses will use Linux as the primary OS. Linux Mint, Ubuntu Touch and most flavors of Linux have something to offer. The public is more receptive to a Windows alternative than ever before, especially since W8 and the widely criticized Metro, live tiles (with pushed ads) forced on devices including those without touch.
Microsoft can slow the Linux assault but they have to fix Windows 8, remove the pushed ads, give users the option of a Start menu and they have to price Windows at a level that is so aggressive no one will refuse having it on their tablet, ultrabook or desktop.
If they don't there are a number of very free and very useful versions of Linux consumers can use and Android, Tizen, Ubuntu Touch and the rest are compelling alternatives.
People might thing about using Linux but as soon as they find out it doesn't run iTunes they are done with Linux. Big problem with Linux is: 1. Lacks critical mass. Windows runs just about anything that users want to run and Linux doesn't. 2. No good support 3. Too many flavors of Linux to choose so it is very confusing for the common user. 3. Linux community members are bad citizens who aren't really that helpful to new users. 4. confusing UI for such things as adding new drivers, adding and removing and removing applications. Most folks just don't want to take the time to learn the Linux way of doing things.
Linux use is around 5% and has been that way for the last couple of years.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The problem with droid as I see it is it's one huge security risk & will backfire on GOOG,as far as WIN8 goes that is easily fixed,if you have ever used it you would see that the whole thing is a start menu............
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I've been without Windows since the Vista Fiasco. Now Windows 8 is an even bigger fiasco. Lots of other users will be looking for alternatives to Microsoft's latest crapware, when Microsoft kills XP next year and forces users to switch to something else. The good news is there are more non-Microsoft alternatives than ever!
Sentiment: Strong Sell