In the latest of his legendary keynote stage shows, Steve Jobs kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this morning in San Francisco by showing off the company's speedy new aluminum G5 desktop Mac. But while listing the new machine's impressive specs, Jobs left out a related, eye-popping statistic: Business Week columnist Alex Salkever dropped the bomb last week that next year, "Linux should pass Apple in market share for desktop operating systems on computers."
Say what? A few calls to industry analysts confirmed that they've come to the same conclusion as Salkever: Steve's new babies have been born into third place behind both Windows and Linux, which had been dubbed a desktop flop just two years ago.
News source: Slate