Not so long ago a very wise man told me that Linux would eventually win the desktop market, not because the masses would “see the light” and extol its virtues (which “we” all know it has), but because Windows would fade away and Linux would be what’s left.
Now with that in mind, take a look at these 2 articles …
First, What I consider to be a mistake by Microsoft … the assumption that the “Desktop PC” is dead, or at least a second rate citizen:
Yes I know sales figures suggest the “Desktop PC” is dying, and that “devices” are on the rise … but IMHO tablets are a gimmick that people are buying into because they already have a perfectly good PC at home, that doesn’t mean the “Desktop PC”, or indeed the desktop metaphor itself is a dying concept.
And more importantly … Here’s a staunch Windows defenders take on the “Consumer Preview” release of Windows 8:
Linux fans had predicted for years that “this is the year of Linux on the desktop” and it never happened … It’s beginning to look like it may happen “by default”