[maemo-users] Nokia netbook

From: lakestevensdental lakestevensdental at verizon.net
Date: Thu Sep 3 23:16:37 EEST 2009
Syren Baran wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 01.09.2009, 17:50 -0700 schrieb lakestevensdental:
>>   This nitpicking about Linux vs MS OS offerings aside, IMHO, Linux is 
>> never going to make its mark as a major market OS until somehow it 
>> offers a top end gaming platform equal to (and ideally compatible with) 
>> what Microsoft offers the PC world. 
> Ah yes, compatibility with solitare has been on the todo list for ages.
>>   Linux folks should just be glad that the marketing wizards at 
>> Microsoft haven't figured out they could go a long ways to crushing the 
>> Linux world out of existance and reasserting themselves as the dominant 
>> player if they offered their lastest OS as an upgrade for something like 
>> $25/unit to all END USERS (not just OEMs).  With such a move, MS could 
>> quickly consolidate virtually all of it's market to a single OS for it 
>> to manage instead of 3 or 4 different OSs with 3 or more flavors a 
>> piece.  Thankfully, they seem lost in the forest as much as anyone on 
>> some issues... 
> So how come linux devices probably outnumber windows devices?
> (DSL-)Router, NAS/SAN, Hard disc recorders,network printers etc..
> Oh, it doesnt come with a "powered by linux" sticker. Doesnt mean its
> not there.
You seem to be confusing end-user software markets with utility/geek 
markets.  They are different markets. 
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