«To date, no version of Linux has managed to catch on with the mainstream public. It's widely used in enterprise and Web hosting, but hardly ever in homes.» To me, this sounds like false propaganda from our friends at Microsoft, at least as regards netbooks ; according to this article from Computer World (http://preview.tinyurl.com/yl5jn87 ), some 32 % of netbooks «on track to ship [in 2009]» had en Linux distro installed, while 68 % had a Windows version. A large proportion of these must certainly be included in the category of computers used «in homes». Meego will be a welcome addition to this group, but if, as I believe, a 32 % share of the market cannot be dismissed as «hardly ever», the resulting change in the market will be quantitive, rather than qualitative....
This would prove interesting if netbooks or Tablets had a cell phone feature and Bluetooth!
Till then it sounds like they are just trying to get a jump on Android.
I gotta agree with Henri. I think there are more Linux users than the experts suggest - the problem is that it's hard to count them since there's no centralized sales figure and distros can be freely copied/distributed even by end users.
Recently, Ubuntu made what I consider a very conservative guess that they have 12 million users (based on updates from repos), and Fedora made the way high (in my opinion) guess that they have 24 million users. If you were to consider Debian, Suse, Mint, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Gentoo, etc. users on top of those, you'd probably get a number that compares pretty well against the total number of people that have moved to Win7.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I want to see adaptation of Linux take off and in a big way. If I could game on a Linux the same way I can with my windows boxes then I would drop Microsoft like a hot rock. Considering how they screwed the world with some of their OS releases over the years, (Vista, Windows Me, etc.....) and never made it good with us, (owners of Vista should have been upgraded to Win7 for free or very little) if they want loyalty they can buy a dog.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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