iSuppli reports that China had a “disappointing” back to school season. Their conclusion is that people are sticking with their old equipment longer. My conclusion is that that is true. Consumers have seen “7″ and it offers little that their old PCs offer as long as XP lives. If suppliers want people to resume buying, they need to offer small cheap computers in spite of Wintel. They have to sell netbooks etc. running GNU/Linux on ARM. Upselling is like swimming upstream. It loses speed rapidly. The developed markets are saturated. Producers need to cater to the emerging market which cares little for Wintel.
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My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.