__/ [ asj ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 18:57 \__
> Interesting, but the winner in this would most likely be apple. Why?
> Because (1) linux is honestly more oriented towards IT people than the
> consumer market: (2) There is absolutely no marketing for linux in the
> commercial space;(3) there are not enough apps for consumers in linux
I impulsively beg to differ.
In reference to: (1) when was the last time you used Linux?
(2) is that /so/? Where are all the mil/billions from the large
benefactors go to? Besides, are consultants not marketeers?
And what about word of mouth?
(3) Pa-lease. Even if it were true, the user who is highly
dependent on, let us say, Photoshop, could use CrossOver
Office. Boot Camp on OS X likewise. The platform gaps
are being narrowed owing to virtualisation, so even
multi-botting is made unnecessary.
> Linux might possibly get away with this in the mobile consumer space
> because of the predominance of Java ME. which negates the advantages of
> commercial OS, but until Java SE becomes dominant in desktop and
> negates windows, consumers will shun linux because there is no viable
> ecosystem of commercial apps available.
You overlook many advantages to using Linux. Remote control, stability, and
good interoperability (not loose Samba) is something you mustn't take for
> *Posted while STILL at liz claiborne's. It's a pretty nice day outside
> though while I surf the web on Opera Mini Java browser on my Nokia 9300.
Opera Mini browser? Nokia 9300?? You never mentioned it before...
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