News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by 7 » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 06:40:16


Micoshaft fraudster & asstroturfer raylopez99 wrote on behalf of micoshaft
corporation:



Linux is expanding at the expense of other OSen and you don't
appear to have done the maths for that!!

Recent announcements indicate everyone is committed to dumping micoshaft
because its crap. So there is not much point in asstroturfing here with
fradulent claims about micoshaft.
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by RonB » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:47:19


Hell, if the M$ FUD had been right five years ago, Symbian would have long
ago been overtaken. And yet here are the M$ FUDites making the same claims
today that they were making then... and will probably be making in five
more years.

"Just wait until M$ Mobile *really* gets going! You'll see, you really
well... this time."

--
RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"

 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by Hadro » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:53:24

RonB < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:



LOL. You cement your position as the stupidest poster once more. Er,
this IS MS Windows Mobile increasing it's market.
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by v cub » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:15:31

i THINK that there are 2 imp reasons why "Microsoft winning market
share in mobile devices; Linux losing market share" is a fact.
First---- Linux was mainly developed for desktops and servers.
Two---- Microsoft is ready to spend money on Marketing its mobile OS.

Oh and did I forget, the most imp reason is that unlike desktop PCs,
where we can install Linux after removing Windows, mobiles don't have
that feature. So, if Microsoft has a tie-up with the mobile companies,
its market share is GUARENTEED!!!
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by Snit » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:29:26

"v cube" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > stated in post
XXXX@XXXXX.COM on 2/17/08
12:15 AM:


Linus has said the only area he cares about is the desktop... and Linux has
about a 1% user base there.

For a product you can have for free.



--
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
--Albert Einstein
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by v cub » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:07:56

> Linus has said the only area he cares about is the desktop... and Linux has

i'm a bit embarrassed by this reply.
Ubuntu has helped increase Linux penetration by making it "non-geeky"
to install and use ( at least relatively). But I agree that even now,
Linux has a geek-feel to it, thx to all the noise reg. open-source,
FSF, u can improve it, etc.,

On the other hand Windows caters to FOOLS!!! Most of them(99%) don't
even properly understand that OS even after years of use!!!
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by Snit » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:20:03

"v cube" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > stated in post
XXXX@XXXXX.COM on 2/17/08
1:07 AM:


People should not really have to understand how a tool works to use it...
not unless they specialize in the tool. How many people know how their TV
works? Their car? Digital watch? Florescent bulbs? Microwave oven? On
and on... most people have no need to know how these things work, at least
not in detail.

Sure, for those of us who are techies it is interesting and even fun to
learn about our OSs. I know Windows, OS X, and Linux to one degree or
another and think that if you know multiple OSs then you learn your "native"
OS better. Each has things to offer that the others do not... but for most
people they could not care less: they just want to be able to read their
email, surf the web, and maybe edit some pics from their digital camera.

If and when Linux makes it to "big" on the desktop (whatever that means -
what percent or number is "big"?) then most Linux users will likely not know
much about their OS, either.

I think the future of desktop Linux will be very bright once the UI is able
to be made more consistent on some common distro (Ubuntu looks like the one
heading that way now) and the navigation and look are done well (PCLOS and
others do this better than Ubuntu).


--
If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law.
Roy Santoro, Psycho Proverb Zone ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ )
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by raylopez9 » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 18:54:30


I'll add to this by saying I can code a competent program in C/C++/C#,
yet I would not switch to Linux since they don't have a good set of
API tools like MS Visual Studio. Other 'intermediate' or 'beginner'
programmers, even professionals (which I am not) would agree I'm
sure. In theory you can develop on a Windows machine and it will port
to other OSes (in theory), so why bother developing with Linux since
there are no decent tools?

The only future I see for LInux is for very light use public
terminals, where for legal reasons you cannot install a pirate version
of Windows (like the possibly pirate version of Vista I'm running
now), think of your public library perhaps, or a government computer.
Or, if MSFT becomes very strict about DRM, and starts suing end users,
the way the music industry did with MP3s, then you might get a
backlash to switch to Linux. But I don't see that happening in the
immeadiate future (but I would not rule it out, as MSFT, sad to say as
a shareholder, has become a dinosaur).

RL
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by DFS » Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:11:32


Get used to it, FOOL. Every place you work at for the rest of your life
will be running Windows (unless you make the mistake of trying to find a
Linux-only job, which is something very few Linux "advocates" are willing to
do).



Spoken like a true Linux/OSS idiot. What makes you think anyone should have
to understand their computer OS in the first place? Can you replace piston
rings or rebuild your car's transmission?

If it's doing its job, an OS boots up and manages computer resources, and
presents a workspace for the user to launch apps and manage their resources.
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by RonB » Tue, 19 Feb 2008 06:29:36


Yeah, and that Internet thing is a passing fad, no computers will need more
than 640k of memory and OS/2 is *the* operating system of the future. You
and Bill Gates should get together and join a failed prophecy club.

As for Windows CE, Windows Mobile, or whatever the current name of the
mobile version of Windows is -- it's been "poised to take the lion's share
of the market" for years now. You can basically read the same M$ FUD in
2003 as you can read now. It's still a long ways back, an indistinct image
in Symbian's rear view mirror.

--
RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by RonB » Tue, 19 Feb 2008 06:30:54


Dream a little dream for me while you're at it.

--
RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by DFS » Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:24:24


MS missed the boat on the Net, and they've admitted it.




Gates never said that.




Probably would have been had Windows 3.0 not been such a huge hit, and if
IBM had courted vendors and developers like MS always has.

Windows won a long time ago, and again this year when Vista in 6 months
easily gained more users than Linux has after 16 years. Just accept it and
get over the sour grapes.

Here's a little tune for you, WronG:

Enjoy your Linux toy ... uh huh
like you claim you do fanboi... uh huh
And doan worry and doan weep.. uh huh
Linux always gone be cheap.. uh huh
 
 
 

News story: Microsoft loosing market share in mobile devices; Linux gaining market share

Post by RonB » Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:08:34


Which version of Vista is that? Vista Me?

--
RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"