Re: Windows XP holdouts
"Have you noticed how many recycled XP machines that don't have the power to run 7 are now being offered with Ubuntu?"
I agree with the others who've said Ubuntu is too niche to fill XP's shoes-- but I think this quote brings up a good point. Some really puny hardware that won't come close to running Windows 7 will still comfortably run Linux. Here are the system requirements for Ubuntu: 700 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, and a minimum display resolution of 1024x768 pixels. Some other Linux flavors support even more meager specs.
Moving to Linux will be something of a project for many XP users, so I don't anticipate many will do so. But if you have a little time on your hands and an old XP machine that would otherwise go in a landfill, Ubuntu could extend the life of your PC. For anyone who's truly ticked at the prospect of buying a new computer, it's at least one option.