Occasionally some troll gives me a good idea for a post. Here’s one.
bw wrote, “Windows 8 has garnered nearly an order of magnitude more acceptance in the market in 20 weeks than Linux has in 20 years.”
No, â€œ8â€³ has not been accepted by the market. It was largely forced on the market by M$ offering nothing better. M$ has had to relent and allow â€œ7â€³ to continue because it was accepted. You can see that in the web-stats. â€œ7â€³ is not declining despite the ramp in â€œ8â€³. That is â€œ8â€³ is not replacing â€œ7â€³. Itâ€™s just the default offering to consumers.
â€œ8â€³ is slowing down while GNU/Linux continues to accelerate. After M$â€™s salesmen choked the retail channels and stuff got sold, the underlying growth was revealed to be little different from */Linux.
M$ started “8” with a great sprint but has not much endurance as a powerhouse of IT.