Originally Posted by rsrikanth05
The iPhone still will not capture the market share that the BlackBerry has captured.
Also, melgrross is wrong, there are more Linux users in this world than Mac users.
You say tat the Pearl and Curve suck, I say the iphone sucks.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
There is absolutely no way that the number of Linux users even APPROACHES the number of Mac users. no way at all. The percentage wasn't my number.
Somehow, Linux users have a very inflated idea of how well Linux has been doing over the years. Every year for the past five or six years has been called The Year When Linux Use On The Desktop Would Break Out. But it hasn't happened yet, and it may never happen. In fact, I've seen more Linux users at the Linux convention here in NYC every year using MacBooks and MBP's then ever before.
And while at first, most (but not all) were running Linux on them, and the earlier iBooks and Powerbooks, most, these days, are running OS X from the terminal.
All of these sales of Linux machines we read about in the Far East, or other developing countries has been proven to be false. What happens is that computers are sold with Linux, so the stores, and manufacturers can't be sued by MS for selling unlicensed copies of Windows.
But, right outside of the store, people selling disks with both Windows and Office for a buck or two are doing a great business. The Linux machines are taken to home or office, the drives are reformatted, and then Windows and Office are installed, unlicensed, of course.
All we actually do know of, are a few installs of Linux here and there . These number in the thousands, or tens of thousands, hardly a landslide. And most of those installations have been delayed due to problems.
Even IBM, one of the stronger Linux supporters, ended their much publicized push a few years ago to replace all of their Windows desktops with Linux because of both deployment problems, and user resistance.
Why don't you come up with some estimates of Linux desktop numbers not written by a Linux fan site, but some independent authority?
Because, right now, this is one of the better indicators of usage:http://marketshare.hitslink.com/repo...ame=M&qpsp=106
And this article, partly using those numbers, is interesting as well:http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/ent...le.php/3716486
The other thing one would do well to realize, is that in the server area, esp Linux's stronghold, with Apache, MS is killing Linux.
If anything, long-term, Linux may cease to be of any consequence.http://news.netcraft.com/archives/20...er_survey.html
While not all of Apache servers are run from Linux, the vast majority are.
By the way, an opinion is based on facts. What you have is a "feeling", and a "desire". They don't have to be based on facts.