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The TCO numbers were measureable if they were reasonably standardized and published, but that's not in the numbers you quoted. And even if measured, they don't say much about the relative market penetration, since e.g. an internet start up may have a regular employee who does server management on the side, while a similar sized other company pays for the same server management a massive maintenance contract fee. Further, similar contracts for different products have vastly...
This is a statement about methodology, not about whether or not Linux did or didn't kill Windows.I don't consider anything, because I didn't make any claims regarding whether or not Linux did or didn't kill Windows.However, largest revenue share means nothing when the opponent of matter is a free product, as I amply illustrated by taking it ad absurdum with only a single-for-pay server installation in the world left, while billions of free Linux servers are running the...
I made no claims regarding the relative market share or usage penetration of either system. I only pointed out that the data you provided is useless in supporting any claims regarding that particular debate.To show this in an extreme example: if there are one billion Linux server using a free distribution, and only a single, paid Windows Server installation, Windows Server will have 100% revenue share, even though it has only a one-billionth of the installed base.While in...
I'm quite familiar with what drives regular volatility. It's however not regular volatility when a stock tumbles from over 700 to a little bit more than half its price "because of growth concerns" when the stock would be valued fairly even at 0% growth given the fundamentals. Apple wasn't a stock that was overhyped on overly optimistic growth expectations, it was always quite conservatively valued even near its peak.To anyone doing technical trading, it was however clear...
Hard to say, because Android pretending to be open, and being the subject of a take-over was in the public eye long before there was a viable product.On the other hand, iOS wasn't even called iOS until quite some time after iPhone and iPod touch were available.Also, Android pre-iOS was a very different beast, more like a feature phone OS. It was quickly adapted to look and work much like the iPhone, once the iPhone's success became clear.So from that point of view, it's...
I don't have to do anything, because I don't make a claim. However revenue based metrics are meaningless when trying to look at the penetration of what's essentially a free product. Also revenue based metrics say nothing about market dominance, because if one vendor sells a server for $2.5/k for 5 users, and then asks for $500/additional 5 users, while another vendor asks $250 for unlimited users, and their competition makes available the same product minus branding for...
Comparing "revenue increases" is not a useful measure, when you're talking about a product that's available for free.You'd have to compare number installations, not revenue, particularly when e.g. people might be switching from RHEL to CentOS, or people just get more comfortable using free distros after they start realizing how rarely they need that "professional support" that they thought they needed.
Very good point. Even during the roughly 10 years of the "universal dock adapter" each new device ended up incompatible with the previous: no charging, no FW, no this, no that.Unless Apple starts openly licensing iOS for embedded devices, and guarantees to support iOS versions for at least 15 years, this won't work.Example: a friend of mine (not so well off, in Russia) bought a used iPhone 3G while in the US a couple of years ago. Even at that, it was quite an expense. Had...
That's why porn actors get paid :P
No. Because what matters is WHAT the device does, not HOW it does it.I don't care if it had a super-computer built-in, or needs to connect via a BT-interface to a phone, that connects to your home computer, which connects to a satellite uplink , which connects to supercomputer...All that matters is that it's a massive invasion of privacy as the device stands. How it does so is utterly irrelevant.
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