Blog: How Windows Vista is turning people to Linux

Aug 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

David Williams: Pia Waugh, former President of Linux Australia, recently spoke at my local Linux User Group (LUG.) She asked the audience what the major factor was contributing to the rise in popularity of open source software in recent times.

Suggestions were offered ranging from FOSS staples Firefox to OpenOffice, but the winning answer was Windows Vista. It is the latest consumer operating system release (Windows Server 2008 being more recent), Waugh asserted, which is making people seek an alternative.

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