Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin claims that the war with Microsoft is over, and that while Linux is ready to admit defeat in the desktop market, it has managed to outpace Microsoft in the server and mobile sectors.
Shuttleworth once told The Reg he can't wait for Windows 7 on this sub-laptop class of machines because it'll finally give Ubuntu the opportunity to compete fairly against Microsoft's operating system in this emerging market.
It appears that Microsoft (MSFT)’s Windows 7 OS kicked the stuffing out of both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in operating system market share for November, according to figures compiled by researcher Net Applications.
Linux will be the most important operating systems in cars, surpassing Microsoft and Blackberry, by 2020, according to a projection offered IHS Automotive.IHS Automotive representative say that Linux-based OSes sales will pass the 53.7 million mark in 2020, up from 1 million in 2013.
Summary: CodePlex/Microsoft wolf in new sheep’s clothing; Free software luminaries are not foolish enough to fall for it
In order for Microsoft to speak on behalf of its opposition (Microsoft’s CodePlex does this a lot), Microsoft must pretend to be a friend of the competition.
Microsoft can only hope that it's re-invention of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 aka Blue, works because Windows 8 continues to fall behind even Vista's dismal desktop operating system market acceptance numbers. As for the mobile operating system space, Microsoft needs a miracle.