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Re: Apples market cap now bigger than Microsoft, and Apple uses Unix ... getting the picture yet trolls ?

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____/ Rick on Thursday 27 May 2010 12:54 : \____

> On Thu, 27 May 2010 11:51:14 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Terry Porter on Thursday 27 May 2010 00:42 : \____
>>> Unix is dead or dying ....
>>> Linux is doomed ...
>>> The wintrolls have fed and washed their flying pigs ...
>>> Meanwhile Microsoft shrinks and becomes less and less relevant, and if
>>> we are lucky, when it finally vanishes into oblivion, it will take the
>>> cola wintrolls with it.
>>> begin{quote}
>>> Apple's market capitalization of $227.1 billion, based on its stock
>>> price on the afternoon of May 26, made it the most valuable U.S.
>>> technology company--edging out Microsoft and its $226.3 billion market
>>> capitalization.
>>> end{quote}
>>> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/corporate/
>>> microsoft_revamp_could_be_reaction_to_apple_market_cap.html?
> kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed
>>> %3A+RSS%2FMicrosoftWatch+%28Microsoft+Watch%29
>> This confirms that Microsoft and Windows are declining, but it doesn't
>> yet show that software freedom wins on the desktop (it's already winning
>> in phones, servers, and other areas).
> I don't think there will be time for it to "win' on the "desktop".

It's already winning in some countries.

>> Fortunately, Linux is already kicking Apple's behind in phones for
>> example.
> Well, Android is.

Linux based. No phone is _pure_ Linux (kernel).

>> Apple has no market share in countries that are not rich. That's where
>> GNU/Linux grows.
> For many companies, that is a crucial difference. They don't compete in
> countries where people can't/don't buy. Well, except for that one that
> worked under the principle of let them steal it now, we'll figure out how
> to make them pay for it later.

Do we want freedom or excess wealth?

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