eWeek: Linux will chip away at Windows desktops in 2009

Doug Heintzman, Director of Strategist for Lotus Software, predicts that 2009 will mark the Linux year at desktops and laptops, following their popularity on netbooks, the ultralight, low-cost laptops. In a recent interview to eWeek.com, Doug reviewed the technologies and trends that will change the way we work in 2009:

We may well be at an inflection that, with distributions like the Ubuntu distribution, with the rise of popularity in the Mac OS platform, maybe the market starts to fragment and the monopoly loses its power. The Vista launch didn’t help matters much. Netbooks, where people are using a basic set of capabilities on the desktop but are storing photos and music files and editing their documents in much more in an online way….


UCC (unified communications and collaboration) is getting stronger, supported by SAAS (software as a service), cloud computing, mashups, Web browser technologies, free software and, of course, Linux and open source.

eWeek – IBM Lotus Strategist sees Linux on Netbooks Making Inroads vs. Windows in 2009

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