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Penguinistas have long loved to ruminate over a beer about the potential reversal of market share between Microsoft and companies offering open source solutions. But such ruminations were often left to discussions at the pub or the local LUG meeting because in a corporate business setting, even the most die-hard Penguinistas might be cautious about being thought of as wacko - at least in North American and European business settings. Software market watchers are now taking more serious assessments of the penguin versus butterfly competition, as Microsoft matures and Linux continues to put large growth numbers on the board. The more vocal observers' voices in this choir are typically located outside the United States. For example, Tectonic, an online open source magazine based in South Africa, recently quoted Novell SA systems engineer and business manager Allison Si... (more)

Why Is Open Source World Domination Taking So Darn Long?

Open source certainly now is "good enough" for the needs of most end users who merely use their computers for simple office productivity work, Webbing, and e-mailing. As any Tux-lover can tell you, a good case can be made that open source desktop offerings can handle those basic jobs better than the products of the desktop market leader. So it would appear that world domination is right around the corner. Again, why is world domination taking so long? One good answer for this big question can be found by reading the work of Harvard theorist, Bhaskar Chakravorti, PhD, who is curr... (more)