I'm very grateful to Digg user BrokeBody for reminding me of just how intoxicated we were with the Linux desktop back in 2003. BrokeBody points to a fantastically funny (in retrospect) Linux.com article that quotes Siemens Business Systems on the future of the Linux desktop:
20 percent market share by 2008. The money quote? "We didn't see Linux on the desktop as a major market, but we were wrong."
Well, no. You were right! At least, your first hunch was right. The 20 percent market share number? That must have come after a few garbage … Read more