"When Microsoft's Windows XP went gold back in the fall of 2001,
the platform was, practically speaking, the only desktop operating
system game in town. But is this town now big enough for Windows
"When XP first appeared, Microsoft Office had won the
productivity suite wars, Internet Explorer had driven Netscape out
of the Web browser market it had pioneered, and Linux, while
beginning to gain steam as a server platform, was a desktop
platform that only a true geek could love..."