IDC analyst: Linux will pass Mac OS as the No. 2 OS possibly in 2003; certainly by 2005

In an article exploring Apple’s iSync and the possible threat of Microsoft again bundling a copy (MS ActiveSync) into Windows to sap Apple’s momentum, we are treated with the following, “Apple has seen its share of the overall operating system market slide in recent years as Linux gains popularity. IDC estimates that the Mac OS’ market share dropped to 3.1 percent in 2001 from 4.6 percent two years earlier. Windows, in contrast, has more than 90 percent market share. ‘Certainly by…2005, possibly by the end of 2003, Linux will pass Mac OS as the No. 2 operating environment,’ said IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky,” reports Joe Wilcox for CNET News. Read the full article, “Microsoft to bump Apple into sync-hole?” here.

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