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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 currently one of the partners at the Monitor Group consulting firm. Essentially, Dr. Chakravorti believes it boils down to the old chicken-and-egg question: not enough people are selling open source solutions for the desktop because, well, not enough people are demanding desktop open source solu... (more)

Rumors of Microsoft's Demise Are Premature...But Not Unthinkable

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 contin... (more)