On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> On Sun, 07 Aug 2005, Frank Murphy wrote:
>> > " Given the market share of Linux (less then 1%) and the market share of
> > Mac(3-4%) and Windows(85-90%).. seems a better ROI is concentrating on
> > those."
>> These are probably not exactly correct, but they do present a ball park.
> That being "Windows holds the overwhelming majority of desktop market
> share". Linux does have a serious presence in the server market (as do the
> BSDs) but servers are a tiny percentage of computers in general.
And even desktops are a small percentage of computers in general. I have a
computer in: my camera, my cell phone, my IP-phone, my wireless access
point, my microwave, my DECT phone, my CD-player, my stereo, my
pocketradio, my MP3-player, my watch, my router, my printer, my PDA and my
monitor. If I had a VCR, a PVR or a projector that would also have a
Some of these run Linux. More interesting, though, is that more and more
devices will run Linux because the base OS of these devices is not a
selling point. Price, however, often is. And it is expensive to maintain
My prediction is that in 5 years there will be more microprocessors (in
numbers - not types) running Linux than any other OS.
See also: http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT4036830962.html
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