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The truth about the linux desktop market share

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Duke Nukem Forever and Linux on the desktop...

To understand the markets you have to know something about magicians, and how they work.

The magician will typically flourish something or gesture expansively with his right hand, while surreptitiously moving his left hand inside his jacket to remove or hide the next object to be palmed, so the trick with magicians is never look at what they want you to look at, and all of a sudden everything becomes quite clear, it is not magic, it is pop psychology, body language and misdirection.

You have to do the same thing with Linux on the desktop, comparing Open Office to MS Office is like watching the hand that the magician wants you to watch, you'll never get the trick and most importantly you'll never grok that the trick is social engineering, not magic.

I'll cite a case in point.




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