Re: I shouldn't post this, but it's too tempting...
@I ain't Spartacus: While I know you are naive and/or have financial interests in Microsoft, I would like to point out a few things in your writings.
@I ain't Spartacus: "Linux on netbooks wasn't wildly popular... Admittedly techies were perfectly happy with Linux, but the general customers weren't."
You missed the bus here, netbooks weren't widly popular period.
@I ain't Spartacus: "As I've said to you several times now it's more complicated than your world view seems to allow. Such is life..."
This sounds arrogant. (Should I bold this for you?)
@I ain't Spartacus: "Obviously Linux suffers from driver and software compatibility..."
The usage of the words "software compatibility" is revealing. This shows you think of software only in terms of Microsoft software.
@I ain't Spartacus: "...and Windows being the monopoly". But wait, you said before "the market has spoken". Is your idea of a market really a monopoly? Flip flop, flip flop, flip...
@I ain't Spartacus: "I'm no expert...".
The part where you admittedly and apparently only "read" about "stuff", but choose to take a technical stance on the matter is strange, very strange. Does this "stuff" you "read" about help you gauge investments? Anyways, either you really are this person I'm reading in here, or you have a financial tie to Microsoft. From many of your comments, and lack of technical reasoning, I'm betting it's a financial tie (I'm hoping).
Off topic: When you quote someone, and both quotes are full sentences, but not consecutive, how do you do that?
For example: "I am dog. I am cat. I am animal." I want to quote the 1st and 3rd sentence, but not the second. Do you use ...? Is it "I am dog. ... I am animal." The ... looks strange.