Quite honestly, though, the community still gets the benefit of market share if some of the users fail to comply. Its one of those awkward questions - do you want "four freedoms" and an OS that nobody uses, or "three-and-a-half freedoms" plus a fighting chance of being a major player in a field where the competition offers "minus six freedoms"?
I agree with you to some extend. However, I have this question in my mind."How about driving a car with 3.5 tires?"
Plus, our banks and stores and so on must get smarter security.
Smarter than what?... Vista and Win7 may be steps towards a more secure desktop environment,...
I don't know about the banks in other countries. But, in India, I can still point out a number of banks who forces MS windows and MS IE on their users. The site of those banks will not open if I use Firefox under Linux. For a starter, I think these banks should make their net banking possible through more secure Linux clients rather than forcing MS windows and IE on their users.
Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"