November 3, 2011

Yet Another Misinformed Swipe At Open Source and Linux

Wow, get a load of Forrester's Mike Gualtieri's rant against Linux: "Poor Linux...it struggled so hard to dominate the world...It never even came close to Microsoft Windows on the desktop, with less than 2% share of desktops." Gualtieri goes on to say that no true Linux distribution is a contender on smartphones (although he does recognize that Android is Linux-based). Gualtieri's rant is obviously link bait, and perhaps it's right to say nothing about it, but this statement he makes is truly over the top and calls for reaction: "Open source never seems to be the innovator. Instead it seems to disrupt pricing power for established technologies." Geez. 

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