Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Linux will have 20% desktop market share by 2008?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    648
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by igodit View Post
    "Siemens Business Systems, after conducting an extensive survey on non technical workers ("secretaries and managers, not IT people") is predicting that the Linux desktop will capture 20% of the market for desktop computers in large enterprises within the next 5 years. Senior program manager Duncan McNutt, who has overseen Siemens's testing of Linux desktops with users and administrators in enterprise settings, believes that the Ximian desktop and application suite, running on either SuSE or Red Hat, requires two days of training, which is the same as what most enterprises budget for a Windows/MS Office version upgrade. Interestingly, they used Ximian Desktop, instead of KDE, because Gnome, particularly Ximian's version, was "different enough" to set user expectations that the experience would be less like Windows. "
    I guess Linux desktop did not capture 20% of the desktop market by 2008
    I recommend Ubuntu

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,319
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RobyG View Post
    I guess Linux desktop did not capture 20% of the desktop market by 2008
    Nah. It seems that they should just concentrate on the back end which they are stronger and faster.
    AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma @ 4GHz | Thermalright Ultima 90 CPU cooler | GIGBABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P | Sapphire 6950 unlocked | 6Gb Gskill RAM | 1.5TB total HD | Dell U2412M IPS Monitor | Zalman 750W PSU | LENOVO SL500

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,270
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Youthful exuberance is a hell of a thing.
    Those who do not understand UNIX are doomed to reinvent it poorly.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,451
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillion View Post
    Youthful exuberance is a hell of a thing.
    Wasn't that the excuse used by a certain Govt Minister several years back?
    Team Leader
    TechJamaica.com

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    3,270
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Wasn't that the excuse used by a certain Govt Minister several years back?
    Indeed. Same one you hear about in the new nowadays...
    Those who do not understand UNIX are doomed to reinvent it poorly.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    5,201
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    One of the main things I think is familiarity. If there was another iteration of Lindows - maybe more people would move towards that. The integration with DropBox/OneDrive/etc would put a lot of NetBooks back to good use.
    Knowing the solution doesn't mean knowing the method. Yet answering correctly and regurgitation are considered "learning" and "knowledge".

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •