Something can only fail if it is proving to be no use to others. Speaking for a large number of Linux users, I find it to be quite useful every single day. And despite the outright lies of what Microsoft users call the “Linux marketshare”, derived with magic as it is difficult to calculate the market presence of something that is not easily tracked by license codes or dollar signs, Linux is doing quite well.
So who really cares if Chrome OS does well assuming Google ever gets around to backing up the claims to the OS in the first place? I mean, I am not convinced that we really need Chrome OS. See, most Linux users are fine with Linux as it is. It’s here, usable, stable and works pretty damned well.
Besides, if Linux is the choice for Microsoft’s own decision engine, clearly, it’s good enough for the rest of us saps running Windows Server…hey, wait a minute! Microsoft is using Linux? Odd, perhaps this means we can say 2009 is the year of Linux then? Just saying….