On Wednesday 31 Dec 2008 1:13:14 pm Sachin Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> >Not so newbie thinks
> >1) M$ popularised the desktop
> >2) is good at marketing
> 1.i don't think i really fancy myself as an authority of computing history
> so i respectfully forfeit ..
> 2. Good at marketing..actually great at marketing....nothing to show
> otherwise :/. The brand MS is way higher than brand linux which is only
> recently been seen as something of a "not so geeky" alternative!! ...
dont forget M$ had a huge headstart of about 15 years in the PC market. And 15
years, plus another 4-5 years for the linux desktop to get really usable,
means 20 years in a field where a headstart of a few months is viewed as