On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:57:59 +0000, skydweller wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 06:32:22 -0700, High Plains Thumper wrote:
>> To cut costs, computer makers such as Acer and Asustek opted for slower
>> processors and less memory. On these systems, Linux can boot up twice
>> as fast as XP, according to Acer's Web Site. [/quote]
> I'm not sure if 20-30 % qualifies as "eating Microsoft's lunch", but it
> is a significant number, and represents a heretofore unachieved
> penetration of the consumer computing device market by Linux. The
> difference in price point (vs Windows) is less important than the
> superior performance of Linux on comparable hardware; superior
> performance will spread by word-of-mouth and may have some influence on
> future sales.
I think word of mouth is an often overlooked fact, and one of the best
forms of advertising their is.
Microsoft spend hundreds of millions trying to achieve the same effect
one Linux Netbook owners favorable report achieves.
Linux ... the quiet achiever!
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008