My Father recently purchased a new desktop computer and as one can imagine it came with Windows Vista installed. Well, after a few weeks of trying to get used to it he is voting thumbs down and wishes he had XP again. For him, he simply finds it harder to use due to unfamiliarity and the changes made and has found no real value add over XP.
I thus found it interesting that eWeek
has a story titled Vista Aiding Linux Desktop
, the gist being that Vista and its issues has created an opportunity for Linux on the desktop.
A few quotes from the article:
- "To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows box, you just have to work on it."
- "The number of developers targeting Windows decreased by 12 percent in the last year, while their targeting of Linux has increased by 34 percent over the same period..."
Will this result in the demise of Windows? Certainly not, but with Dell and Lenovo now shipping and supporting Linux systems the balance of power is certainly changing.