How Linux Smashed Windows

“If you are a Microsoft investor, be afraid. Be very afraid. By
2010 Windows will be as dead as CP/M, and every Windows-based
software vendor will be either supporting Linux or out of

“The process is in fact 80% complete: The end result is already
obvious to bright CEOs, and will shortly be obvious even to bright
mainstream press columnists.”

“In this essay, we will skim the available evidence, extrapolate
the trend, and examine some of the mechanisms powering those

Here is a smart editorial that describes the process of an
operating system gaining market-share, and why Linux will succeed.
It’s a must read.