Wed Feb 25 2009 03:00:43 AM EST from dothebart <>
dell netbooks: 1/3rd linux, no bigger return rate than windows.
so, i'd say at least 10% of all netbooks could run linux, which finaly are hard figures of linux sales we've been waiting for so long.
100% could run Linux...if the manufacturers would develop some hardware drivers OR release the code. They are a million geeks out there willing to do the work for them.
its about consumers bying a or b.
and, you can see, if they have a choice around 30% decide pro linx.
Tomtom, maker of car navigation systems based on linux was sued for patent infrigment by M$:
US-Patente 6,175,789 (Vehicle computer system with open platform architecture), 7,054,745 (Method and system for generating driving directions), 6,704,032 (Methods and arrangements for interacting with controllable objects within a graphical user interface environment using various input mechanisms), 7,117,286 (Portable computing device-integrated appliance), 6,202,008 (Vehicle computer system with wireless internet connectivity), 5,579,517 (Common name space for long and short filenames), 5,758,352 (Common name space for long and short filenames) und 6,256,642 (Method and system for file system management using a flash-erasable, programmable, read-only memory).
Among the patents being cited is the infamous "long file name" patent.
is it that different from the rockridge iso9660 extension?
Cuba Declares War on Windows
In an effort to rid every computer in the country of the American-designed Windows OS, the Cuban government has banned the software and created its own Linux-based operating system.
Some of those things have to do with raw size.... All of Europe is
Yeah, it's not fair to compare. Better to compare to africa. Whos' doing better?
As for instant hot water heaters - they suck. Every shower I've taken
in Europe has been luke-warm at best.
I've taken decent showers in euopre although it was warm enough, it certainly wasn't scalding, and there was nowhere near the 90psi water pressure I get at my house.
And THAT they do with electricity. Brilliant move there.
And the plumbing. I have to admit I know more about british plumbing than the rest of europe, but it's pretty dumb what they have going on there.
Heh, even Communists know better than to use M$:
Well if anybody knows anything about a monopolistic system, it's a communist government.
Watch it turn out to be the best OS ever and grab a huge market share from M$.
I look forward to sitting on my patio, smoking a fine Cuban cigar, flipping open my Linux-based laptop computer and using it to read about how Microsoft continues to slide into irrelevance.
(I've already got the patio and the laptop running Linux, so if anyone wants to bring over a few of those cigars we can work on the rest. Might want to wait until we have some nice spring weather though.)
It's going to be good either way.
I bet communists are *really* turned off by the phrase 'My Computer' and 'My Network'.
So, I guess they'd have to change it to something like 'The People's Computer' and 'The People's Network'.