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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.
>>> 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
>> 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
> 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?
~~ Best of wishes
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