Fodder give us all something to chew on.
Every day we see sources that are demonstrate we are progressing to Microsoft lacking majority market share on June 30, 2011. It is all happening so fast that we do not have time to write about everything. If you want to help, please post a link and why it is important in the comments. Those who want to contribute more should consider writing for us as an author.
These sources are fodder which gives us fuel to continue the discussion of “Could Microsoft lose majority market share?” and “What will we use instead?” Here we will categorize the fodder by flavor.
- Helios compares wireless in Linux and Windows XP. Linux wins.
- Which is easier? Ubuntu or Vista 2007 article
- Video where Ubuntu and Canonical is compared to Windows and Microsoft
Microsoft and Associates Fighting For Microsoft’s Market Share
- Folks looking to opt out of Microsoft’s EULA and install another operating system are subject to “The Microsoft Tax.
- “Microsoft lists Linux vendors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors in SEC filing
- Ballmer: Linux More Dangerous than Apple
- A chain letter said not to install FireFox 3.5 and pointed to this article in July 2009 – when 3.5 was still in beta.
Testimonies from places where Microsoft lacks majority market share
Non-Microsoft Companies Holding their own
Microsoft Responds to Piracy
- Bad things happen to unlicensed Windows Users, according to Microsoft
- People pirating the Windows 7 Release canidate.
Microsoft being unresponsive to user needs:
- Bring Down IE6 – Web developers who are tired of dealing with IE6 users because they legacy OS users (Windows 2000) can’t install IE7 or 8.
- Mircosoft can’t seem to PAY people to use IE8 July 2009
Other Predictions & Market Share Commentary
- Market forecast report for Operating Systems – too bad we can’t afford it
- The Death of Microsoft Word in 2009
- Old 2008 post where Linux’s market share is compared side-by-side to specific Microsoft operating system products.
- What Google needs to do to get users to leave the Microsoft comfort-zone.
- Open Office discusses it’s own market share
- Previous two year timeline: Rob Landley and Eric Raymond predicted World Domination for Linux in 2008.
- A comparison of 3 different market share counters for Linux – June 2009
- Showing a decline in all IE usage commentary July 2009
- IE lost over 11 percent market share in 3 months July 2009 report
- Vintage 2003 post – more there are Linux developers than Windows developers
- 2010/2011 cloud use predictions
People going MAC:
Other works of the authors:
Please Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Beth Lynn Eicher’s closing remarks at the Ohio LinuxFest 2008. When elitism ends, there is nothing that free software can’t do.