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Re: # # Linux has permanently lost the desktop

Watch how many tablets and devices in general run Linux or Android. The 'desktop' is no longer the game to play; the author happens to cite ESR, who has written at least 2 posts in the past 2 weeks about how Linux (or "Open Source") is winning the mobile race. Watch how frantic Apple gets over Linux... suing it with software patents now, as it tried to do about 7 years ago. Apple tried tablets with iPad (looks like a failure), but Linux/Android+ARM shut the door in Apple's face.

Linux has permanently lost the desktop? No. /The world/ has permanently lost the desktop

ARM and x86

Its not a war between Microsoft and Linux anymore; its the hardware design, cheaper and weigh less; so you can hold it and read.

Yes, exactly.

re: the Desktop

"The world has permanently lost the desktop"


Tell that to all the Enterprises of the world. The desktop is so firmly entrenched in the business world it will be here forever (or at least until Skynet takes over).

And Apple, how do they figure into that argument - with their meager 6 or 7 percent desktop share - 95% of that at the consumer level?


atang1 wrote:
The projection is for the next five years desktops may disappear, replaced by laptops(wireless installation) and netbooks(more affordable upgrade) in enterprise networks.

Who projects that?

TCO on Laptops are at least TRIPLE that of a standard desktop, due to their total reliance of propriatary parts, fragile nature, and difficulty in monitoring/managing local content (especially off site).

As to netbooks, my secretary couldn't do 80% of her functions on the weak cpu, tiny screen, tiny keyboard let alone workers, managers, exec's, etc.

In our lab, we do various research projects, and NEVER would consider using WiFi for major connections.

consider the source

At this point there's pretty much nothing that one says that any sensible human being can take seriously.

Big Bear

Who projects that? Some

Who projects that?

Some company called "Guggel".

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