How much do desktops matter?

“As he explained to me during CompuTex, people are more focused
today on connectivity and applications.

“Microsoft’s dominance of the desktop no longer gives it control
over whether or not you run open source, and it is merely
competitive on the new platforms of the Web and phones.

“Thus, he would argue, when our own Adrian Kingsley-Hughes asks,
“could you switch over to being 100% open source” we may be asking
the wrong question.

“We’re all a lot more open source than we were, in part because
we’re a lot less wedded to our desk.”


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