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Linux Gains Flash, Ubuntu Gains Wikipedia - but Can They Change the World?

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| On the other hand, "I think the more important news for Linux is that
| Wikipedia uses Linux!" yagu said. "While most people don't really care, it's
| something worth bragging about occasionally."
| Most people assume "Microsoft runs the world," yagu added, but many "would be
| surprised (and maybe even amazed) if they knew how much of their world is run
| on Unix. It's worth noting that for really hard, really big and really
| important uses, Linux is well-represented."
| For Ubuntu, meanwhile, "this is a great accomplishment, as it's emerged as a
| favorite distribution," he said. "Ubuntu demonstrates Linux *can* be easy to
| use and functional."


New case of point:

Ubuntu vs. XP From A Blogger’s Perspective

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| I have an older Dell Inspiron 6000 that I recently decided to go true-blue
| dual boot with Ubuntu v8.04 and Windows XP Professional SP3.
| [...]
| Ubuntu happily churns along with the older processor and 1GB of RAM, so
| unless I have some major hardware failure with the Inspiron I’ll just go
| right on using it dual-boot style.
| And when (yes, when - not if) the time comes that XP gets so old that it’s
| unusable in modern computing, I can just format the drive and run Ubuntu full
| time on it.
| Believe me when I say it’s nice knowing that.



Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."


The Power of Perception

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| A campaign featuring Jerry Seinfeld may well succeed in changing this and
| convincing consumers to run Vista. But will it change the perceptions of IT
| professionals in large organizations? I wouldn't bet against it. We all like
| to think we are rational agents, but in reality we are all still susceptible
| to advertising — even Microsoft's.
| Let's take a look at the Linux market. Linux has many things going for it,
| yet it makes up just 13.4 percent of total server revenue. (Don't forget,
| many servers run Linux but don't generate revenue for vendors.)

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