Tom Yager thinks Microsoft and Apple aren't sending Linux away, just underground to do the job it was made for..
From Slashdot story, "At the end of the decade, we'll find that Apple UNIX has overtaken commercial Linux as the second most popular general client and server computing platform behind Windows.' That's not a gloom-and-doom omen for the ever-popular Linux kernel, though, he stresses. While Apple and Microsoft will grapple for dominance of client and server spaces, Linux will be 'the de facto choice for embedded solutions.' And by 'embedded,' Yager means 'specialized.' With a push of a button and a flip of switch, he predicts, you'll be able to create a configured database and a mated J2EE server â€” all thanks to Linux."
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I have only one problem with his predication â€¦ there is no logic behind predication. Author failed to give any valid logic. Another factor Apple is expensive as compare to normal x86 systems.