although I don't run linux nor do I know much about it. I beleive that apple and windows are becoming no more than multimedia devices with little user defined capabilities left. The few user programmable software platforms such as ms office access etc are now so prohibitively expensive even large companies are shying away and looking for other more cost effective ways of conducting daily business needs.
MS have even stopped giving you the choice of languages. unless you pay for the professional edition, and even then they will not allow you to upgrade from an OS originally say in French to the pro in English without formatting the HD and starting from scratch.
In my opinion anything that makes Apple and MS think again and consider user needs before there own profits can only be good
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