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The Wisdom of Ganesh: Desktop Predictions for 2007-2008

Mar 08, 2007, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"This has been stewing in my mind for awhile, and now the picture has crystallised. Here's what I predict will happen in the desktop market over the next two years:

  1. "Apple will license Mac OS X to OEMs this year (2007) while Vista sales are still sluggish.
  2. "Mac OS X sales will surge wildly and end up accounting for up to 25% of all new PC shipments by the end of 2007.
  3. "Emboldened by Apple's success, Sun will push GNU/OpenSolaris to corporations in 2008. The system will probably be called 'The Liberty Desktop.'
  4. "Linux will be seen as 'ready for the desktop' once desktop diversity becomes the norm. Linux will dominate the low-cost desktop segment thereafter..."

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