"Similarly: "Microsoft is the king of FUD," agreed caitlyn on
Lxer. "They have no compunction about lying or making false claims
and never have." Then again: "Ninety-six percent of netbooks run
Windows, leaving the remaining four percent running without
problems," quipped ColonelPanik.
"'Simply Treading Water'
"DaniWeb's Davey Winder chimed in with only faint protest --
concluding that Linux "does seem to be simply treading water at the
moment, and I do wonder how much longer it can continue before it
gets too tired to bother fighting the tide of Microsoft
consumerism" -- while Computerworld's Eric Lai quoted ABI
Research's Philip Solis, an analyst who apparently questions the
reliability of the numbers.
"Canonical even jumped into the fray with a blog post by Chris
Kenyon, disputing most of LeBlanc's assertions. That, in turn, got
picked up at the Computerworld blogs, on Digg and beyond -- to the
tune of many, many more comments."
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