[Bulk] In-flight: XP to 7
fischerfm at yahoo.de
Sat Feb 15 16:34:39 UTC 2014
I had no success to find any hard market numbers on the XP->Xubuntu
migration on non-PAE platforms so far. It seems clear, however, that the
Xubuntu image resulting from the 12.04.4 cheat is most likely: A Very
Good Computing Enviroment for Written-off Hardware. There is a market
for that. An interesting one? I doubt.
On 15.02.2014 17:05, Richard Elkins wrote:
> USA Notes .....
> People who survey and keep track of statistics are reporting that home
> XP users have been and still are taking the easy technological route
> of upgrading to 7, either legally or illegally. I doubt if many home
> Windows users are thinking about GNU/Linux at all. Resistance to
> change and expense is at play.
> Hardly anyone realizes that their Android phones are running a Linux
> kernel. This is similar to the fact that MacOS and iOS users do not
> realize that their machines are running an offshoot of BSD Unix.
> People just look at the eye candy and believe that this is the "system".
> Commercial use is a different story. Many businesses are buying new
> or converting to Linux. Faster, more secure, and not more expensive
> than Windows. IBM and Redhat have benefited hugely from this
> continuing trend. The commercial desktops, however, are upgraded from
> XP to 7 "enterprise edition". Corporate America is locked into
> Microsoft Office and Exchange for the foreseeable future.
> Ask anyone on the street in America "what is Linux" and you'll usually
> get a blank look. I often have trouble in social situations
> explaining what I do.
> For Linux and BSD Unix users and fans, there is still a tall mountain
> to climb, especially in communications.
> Richard the pessimist (sometimes)
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