Fud Alert? Linux (and the Mac) Aren't Even Trying
Say what you will about Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy, when they tried to topple the Microsoft desktop monopoly with thin clients, they put their hearts into it. Like you, I got pretty sick of the speeches, grandstanding and pithy quotes, but at least they were out there mixing it up.
It ultimately didn't work (Citrix owns the thin client space and they all run Windows!), but they gave it their best shot.
Today's XP rivals consist of a dozen or more flavors of Linux clients, and the Mac. The programmers building Linux take it seriously -- but none of the companies selling (or giving away) this stuff really seem to care about desktops and laptops.
Right now the Linux PC market is fragmented worse than a champagne glass at a Jewish wedding.
Full Story at redmondmag.com.