Linux vs. Microsoft?
I wrote a post about this on my blog, but I'm going to briefly mention it here too. It seems that Linux is rapidly catching up to Microsoft, especially among large organisations (such as Governments, read Brazil, Australia, Israel). The primary drive behind all of this isn't necessarily cost, since you still have to license Linux, but the open-source nature of the software. By its very nature Linux is constantly being updated, with new "killer" apps being written all the time (for free, hence "open source"), which Microsoft lags WAY behind in. When was the last time you heard of a Microsoft team offering something free for everyone to use? This is in direct contrast to say, Google, which pretty much brings out a new product every week, or Linux which you can find a literal plethora of programs for.