The decline of the empire

When George Bush spoke of dark ideologies, thoughts of Microsoft crept insensibly to mind. What’s interesting is that the evil empire appears to be permitting its dominance to erode. Consider the following statistics from one webmaster’s site, where it looks as if the most of the migration from IE5 is going to Mozilla and Opera.

Even more interesting, perhaps, is the 25 percent growth in Linux usage in the past year. Sure, at 3 percent it’s still trivial, but that’s already surpassed Apple’s 2.5 percent. Once it passes 5 percent and begins to command the attention of the mainstream and the software developers, we could see some more serious migration towards it. Let’s hope so, anyhow.