On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 21:58:57 +0100
Marek Peteraj wrote:
At this point, I dunno whether I even believe that. The one well-
publicized claim in this regard that I'm aware of, from Dan Kuznetzky/
IDC, has been roundly trashed by most other business analysts. It's
hard to know for sure, of course, since Linux is not distributed in a
comparatively easily quantifiable way like MacOS is. But assuming
that Linux is gaining ground compared to MacOS, most studies I've seen
have indicated that the biggest desktop Linux growth is coming from
things like PCs used as point-of-sale systems, and large networks of
telephone call center machines, and stuff like that. Those are not
the machines/users that are going to be doing serious audio work.
> I believe that the number of
I too don't know what this number should be. But if it's the one
you give here, that's a small number.
> It hasn't been measured
> Perhaps i'm just being optimistic.
I think so. But in the long term, I think there's every reason to be
optimistic. We've all seen the absurd amount of change just in the last
several years. I think there's every reason to be optimistic for the
propsects of desktop Linux, and Linux as a fairly mainstream choice for
DAWs etc. But naturally, we all want the long term to be right now.
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