"Here's where I lose all my friends in the open software
foundation: no, Linux is not going to move into the office any time
soon. And the reason has nothing to do with the release of Windows
XP. It is: you can't get the staff for Linux operations."
"Here's how I see it: Microsoft does, indeed, fear the
popularity of Linux. But if you think this has anything to do with
desktop PC computing, you are mad. And I think I can prove it, two
ways. First, I can make a case for saying that Linux is a real
threat to Windows -- in embedded systems. And second, I can
illustrate why it's no threat to Microsoft in the PC market, with
the help of The Man -- my friend David."
"Sure, I know dozens of clever nerds who can set up Linux to run
Windows under some emulation or other. These clever nerds, however,
are not The Man. They work for some large corporate. If you try to
go to The Man and ask for a Linux installation with WINE, he will
simply refuse. And it's pretty obvious why: if things go wrong,
he's on his own."