Windows XP vs. Vista vs. Linux

“The personal computer field is maturing to the point that
people will soon be cognizant of two hardware categories:
full-blown personal computers, typified by Windows and Macs, and
stripped down ones for children, senior citizens or traveling.
Linux is perfect for people with simple computing needs.

“Ina thinks Windows XP will continue to be sold on what are now
cheap laptops running Linux. Quoting: ‘The biggest area where XP is
likely to stick around is in the nascent but growing market of
low-cost, flash memory-based notebook computers, such as the Asus
Eee PC…'”