Re: [News] Miniature GNU/Linux Laptops to Capture 20% Market Share? - Linux

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  1. Re: [News] Miniature GNU/Linux Laptops to Capture 20% Market Share?


    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    news:1330728.NDYPzbckid@schestowitz.com...
    > Asustek Aims 20% of the PC Market in 2010 with Eee PC.
    > Traditional PCs Are Too Powerful, Eee PC - Going Back to Basics, Says
    > Asustek
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | "I think the chance of surpassing 20% in 2010 is very high because there
    > will
    > | be further [Asus Eee] products in the future," said Jonney Shih, chief
    > | executive of Asustek, in an interview with DigiTimes web-site.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/d...th_Eee_PC.html
    >


    Linux figures and projectsions are always very optimistic when looking
    forward. However, when that date finally arrives and you look at what has
    actually been accomplished reality almost always falls far short of
    projections and estimates.

    "1999 - Year of linux on the desktop"




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  2. Re: [News] Miniature GNU/Linux Laptops to Capture 20% Market Share?

    Sarah Connor espoused:
    >
    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    > news:1330728.NDYPzbckid@schestowitz.com...
    >> Asustek Aims 20% of the PC Market in 2010 with Eee PC.
    >> Traditional PCs Are Too Powerful, Eee PC - Going Back to Basics, Says
    >> Asustek
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | "I think the chance of surpassing 20% in 2010 is very high because there
    >> will
    >> | be further [Asus Eee] products in the future," said Jonney Shih, chief
    >> | executive of Asustek, in an interview with DigiTimes web-site.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/d...th_Eee_PC.html
    >>

    >




    Hi Gary.

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  3. Re: [News] Miniature GNU/Linux Laptops to Capture 20% Market Share?

    * Sarah Connor fired off this tart reply:

    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | "I think the chance of surpassing 20% in 2010 is very high because there
    >> will
    >> | be further [Asus Eee] products in the future," said Jonney Shih, chief
    >> | executive of Asustek, in an interview with DigiTimes web-site.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/d...th_Eee_PC.html

    >
    > Linux figures and projectsions are always very optimistic when looking
    > forward. However, when that date finally arrives and you look at what has
    > actually been accomplished reality almost always falls far short of
    > projections and estimates.


    Sounds more like the arrival of Vista, to me.

    > "1999 - Year of linux on the desktop"


    Indeed, it is doing quite well now in 2007.

    I am highly encouraged.

    FUD, OEM deals, copyright litigation, the threat of patent litigation,
    vendor intimidation, astroturfing, political rhetoric, intense lobbying,
    standards-body gallery packing, data-format and protocol lock-in,
    subverted standards...

    All just water off the back of GNU/Linux and other OSS.

    Here's to the Open Desktop!

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  4. Re: [News] Miniature GNU/Linux Laptops to Capture 20% Market Share?


    "Linonut" wrote in message
    news:0W_0j.3665$F87.1523@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >* Sarah Connor fired off this tart reply:
    >
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>> | "I think the chance of surpassing 20% in 2010 is very high because
    >>> there
    >>> will
    >>> | be further [Asus Eee] products in the future," said Jonney Shih, chief
    >>> | executive of Asustek, in an interview with DigiTimes web-site.
    >>> `----
    >>>
    >>> http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/d...th_Eee_PC.html

    >>
    >> Linux figures and projectsions are always very optimistic when looking
    >> forward. However, when that date finally arrives and you look at what has
    >> actually been accomplished reality almost always falls far short of
    >> projections and estimates.

    >
    > Sounds more like the arrival of Vista, to me.
    >
    >> "1999 - Year of linux on the desktop"

    >
    > Indeed, it is doing quite well now in 2007.
    >
    > I am highly encouraged.
    >
    > FUD, OEM deals, copyright litigation, the threat of patent litigation,
    > vendor intimidation, astroturfing, political rhetoric, intense lobbying,
    > standards-body gallery packing, data-format and protocol lock-in,
    > subverted standards...
    >
    > All just water off the back of GNU/Linux and other OSS.
    >
    > Here's to the Open Desktop!



    Most "predictions" tend to be overly optimistic. So my comments are not
    specific only to linux. Take the weather for example... if here in Chicago
    WFLD predicts 2" of snow people would hardly pay attention. But if they
    predict the "possibility of half a foot of snow" then it gathers attention.

    And "attention" is really the point of these articles instead of accuracy is
    it not? The people who make these predictions are trying to get people to
    read and pay attention to their message. Accuracy, while nice, is hardly
    crucial. Very rarely are any of these "predictions" conservative. They
    almost always end up being so extreme and optimistic that reality rarely
    approaches what was predicted. Nearly everything is "over projected" versus
    what ends up really happening.

    "Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years." --
    Alex Lewyt, president of vacuum cleaner company Lewyt Corp., in the New York
    Times in 1955.




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