[kwlug-disc] Google dumps Windows OS
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Jun 1 19:00:16 EDT 2010
Chris Frey wrote, On 06/01/2010 6:30 PM:
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 06:26:38PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>> Perhaps a case in point - how many iPads have or will be sold? Why? On
>> what basis? Doesn't seem to matter. How can we get 'Linux' there, too?
> It wouldn't be called "Linux" though. Perhaps it would be called "Android."
> Or maybe the "L-Pad" :-)
Actually, you just provide another example of my point. Sort of.
At least Symbian seems more 'purchasable' than 'Linux.' [And do we
want to promote <Closed Hardware 'Open' Software> Android over <Open
Hardware Open Software> Symbian. - Let's leave that discussion for
another day. Yes, 'Symbian' isn't particularly more specific than
'Linux.' No, you can't walk in somewhere and say I want a Symbian
phone the way you can walk in and say I want a Mac, let alone an iPad.]
Yet, somehow, 'Android' seems to feel like a more 'can reach out and
touch it' (buy it) type 'term', than 'Linux', and 'Linux' has been at
it a lot longer. If Android 'marketing' has been more 'successful',
why hasn't 'Linux', or why is Linux still going about it in a manner
that has been shown to be less successful than desired, in the past.
Repeating the same actions and expecting a different result ...
Sorry if I've started another pointless, unanswerable, around in
circles, thread. Worse - hijacked the thread.
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