Yet Another Misinformed Swipe At Open Source and Linux
Nov 04, 2011, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"Wow, get a load of Forrester's Mike Gualtieri's rant against
Linux: 'Poor Linux...it struggled so hard to dominate the
world...It never even came close to Microsoft Windows on the
desktop, with less than 2% share of desktops.' Gualtieri goes on to
say that no true Linux distribution is a contender on smartphones
(although he does recognize that Android is Linux-based).
Gualtieri's rant is obviously link bait, and perhaps it's right to
say nothing about it, but this statement he makes is truly over the
top and calls for reaction: 'Open source never seems to be the
innovator. Instead it seems to disrupt pricing power for
established technologies.' Geez."