I think you're still kind of missing my point Mark. I'm not suggesting that
a stat like this should be used to convince a technical chief of the merits
of Linux on the desktop, more that it would be useful for a technical chief
/that's already convinced/, to convince the bean counters.
Moreover, I'm not saying that a stat like this is going to be a clincher,
just that it's a (very) useful one to add to a body of evidence to be used
to support the rollout of Linux on the desktop in an organisation.
I say "very" because, sadly, bean counters often seem to react more
favourably to meaningless stats than they do valid arguments that don't have
a punchline. So yes, it's a meaningless stat. But it's infoporn to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cork-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:cork-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Mark Twomey
> Sent: 14 February 2004 16:47
> To: cork at linux.ie; adam beecher
> Subject: Re: [CLUG] Desktop Linux Share Overtaking Macintosh
>>> On Feb 14, 2004, at 3:31 PM, adam beecher wrote:
>> > I was simply suggesting that a statement like "Linux is likely to
> > overtake MacOS on the desktop next year" (or better "Linux overtook
> > MacOS on
> > the desktop /this/ year") would be useful for PHBs looking to roll out
> > Linux
> > on the desktop in their organisation.
>> Hmmm, though I get your point if I were a CIO with Windows on every
> desk I'd have to wonder how persuasive the argument that one niche
> desktop platform has over taken another niche desktop platform would
> actually be. Lets face it, Linux desktops outgrowing Mac's is "Dog
> bites man". Linux Desktops outgrowing Windows desktops, now that's "Man
> bites dog".
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