USA is a complex country. It has great diversity in many ways yet it is stuck on M$, and Apple, for that matter. Still, USA has lots of activity around FLOSS and GNU/Linux, just not much on desktops unless you know where to look. That could be changing sooner rather than later.
Chrome OS is rising very sharply. GNU/Linux is not dead either, getting a fairly constant share of new devices. The result is that even in M$’s backyard, */Linux could be taking ~10% share of StatCounter’s page-views in a year or so. That’s enough to affect M$’s bottom line which explains the shrill “Scroogled” ad campaigns. Chuckle. Telling US consumers not to buy a competitor’s stuff is like waving a flag at a bull. */Linux is getting $hundreds of millions of free advertising and establishing the viability of “the brand”. It was easier to ignore */Linux when M$ was and when many millions did not have */Linux running in a device in their hands… Now everyone from OEM to retailers sees the wave of adoption coming. They’re not boarding up windows. They are clearing shelf-space for */Linux.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. 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. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.