"So, more and more people today are installing GNU/Linux
(specifically, Ubuntu) on their laptops: it doesn't matter if you
can't play many games on it, it's much much faster, it doesn't get
attacked by viruses and Trojans every other minute, it's free, and
well, it's a good idea to install it even just to have a look at
it. Dell offering GNU/Linux laptops (and then expanding the product
line) made a huge difference to the GNU/Linux market. Others will
soon follow suit..."
"Microsoft has very few weapons to fight this: Windows XP for
sub-notebooks will be a joke, compared to a fully-featured Ubuntu
Netbook Remix (which comes with OpenOffice); Windows Mobile will
put them to shame when compared to Android, which will eat up the
already small share Windows Mobile has managed to acquire in 11
years of existence; and while there might well be a computer on
every desk, well, it will be the 'old' computer, hardly ever turned
on. Maybe for the kids to play with, and strictly not connected to
the internet. So, it's going to be interesting. Let's just watch
out for those silly patent laws which might turn this dream future
into a small nightmare..."
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