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  1. impossible

    impossible Guest

    Freetards are always on the lookout for a place to call home.

    First it was the desktop that had to be abandoned. Only a handful of the
    utterly clueless can still be found wasting their time with an os that boots
    to a crippled set of applications.

    Then along came netbooks, and the assumption was that such piddling pieces
    of toyware were sure to be a natural home for Linux. But no....

    http://linuxpundit.wordpress.com/
    "Marketplace reality quickly proved that the best-laid plans of OEMs and
    ISVs often go awry. In the first half of 2008, OEM enthusiasm for
    Linux-based netbooks was so great that Windows (XP and CE) garnered only 10%
    of the pre-installed market. By Q1 of 2009, Windows had come back with a
    vengeance, boasting 96% of netbooks shipping with Windows-family OSes
    (Source: NPD Group).

    "Linux Netbooks appear to be doomed to repeat the sad history of desktop
    Linux. However "free" netbook Linux may be, consumers have not found it
    sufficiently compelling to leap across the historical functionality gap
    (perceived or real) from Windows. Moreover, as netbook capabilities creep
    up on low-end notebook specs, consumers expect to be able to run familiar
    Office applications, and to browse, view and play web sites and multimedia
    content just as they do on Windows desktops.
    Despite significant advances in content handling over earlier generations of
    desktop Linux, netbook end-users found Linux-based devices unwieldy and
    apparently unreliable. Not only did new device sales falter, but buyers
    returned the devices in droves.

    "Quite simply, the rationale for Linux-based netbooks proved irrational in
    the real world."

    So what's next? Let's see....Linux can't compete in the marketplace for
    personal computers , even if you give it away, so.....hmmm.... got to find
    some obscure piece of hardware that absolutely won't run Windows or
    OsX....Ideas, anyone?
     
    impossible, May 15, 2009
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  2. impossible

    Guest

    On May 15, 12:08 pm, "impossible" <> wrote:
    > Freetards are always on the lookout for a place to call home.


    8><----

    You really should get out more....

    regards

    Thing
     
    , May 15, 2009
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  3. impossible

    impossible Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On May 15, 12:08 pm, "impossible" <> wrote:

    >> "impossible" <> wrote in message
    >> news:Kn2Pl.102136$DP1.13637@attbi_s22...
    >> Freetards are always on the lookout for a place to call home.
    >>
    >> First it was the desktop that had to be abandoned. Only a handful of the
    >> utterly clueless can still be found wasting their time with an os that
    >> boots
    >> to a crippled set of applications.
    >>
    >> Then along came netbooks, and the assumption was that such piddling
    >> pieces
    >> of toyware were sure to be a natural home for Linux. But no....
    >>
    >> http://linuxpundit.wordpress.com/
    >> "Marketplace reality quickly proved that the best-laid plans of OEMs and
    >> ISVs often go awry. In the first half of 2008, OEM enthusiasm for
    >> Linux-based netbooks was so great that Windows (XP and CE) garnered only
    >> 10%
    >> of the pre-installed market. By Q1 of 2009, Windows had come back with a
    >> vengeance, boasting 96% of netbooks shipping with Windows-family OSes
    >> (Source: NPD Group).
    >>
    >> "Linux Netbooks appear to be doomed to repeat the sad history of desktop
    >> Linux. However "free" netbook Linux may be, consumers have not found it
    >> sufficiently compelling to leap across the historical functionality gap
    >> (perceived or real) from Windows. Moreover, as netbook capabilities
    >> creep
    >> up on low-end notebook specs, consumers expect to be able to run familiar
    >> Office applications, and to browse, view and play web sites and
    >> multimedia
    >> content just as they do on Windows desktops.
    >> Despite significant advances in content handling over earlier generations
    >> of
    >> desktop Linux, netbook end-users found Linux-based devices unwieldy and
    >> apparently unreliable. Not only did new device sales falter, but buyers
    >> returned the devices in droves.
    >>
    >> "Quite simply, the rationale for Linux-based netbooks proved irrational
    >> in
    >> the real world."
    >>
    >> So what's next? Let's see....Linux can't compete in the marketplace for
    >> personal computers , even if you give it away, so.....hmmm.... got to
    >> find
    >> some obscure piece of hardware that absolutely won't run Windows or
    >> OsX....Ideas, anyone?
    >>


    > You really should get out more...


    You really need some different hackneyed expressions to use in your
    painfully inept replies.
     
    impossible, May 15, 2009
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  4. impossible

    Biggles Guest

    On Fri, 15 May 2009 03:26:47 +0000, impossible wrote:

    > <> wrote in message
    > news:04844faf-

    ...
    > On May 15, 12:08 pm, "impossible" <> wrote:
    >
    >>> "impossible" <> wrote in message


    >>> So what's next? Let's see....Linux can't compete in the marketplace
    >>> for personal computers , even if you give it away, so.....hmmm.... got
    >>> to find
    >>> some obscure piece of hardware that absolutely won't run Windows or
    >>> OsX....Ideas, anyone?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> You really should get out more...

    >
    > You really need some different hackneyed expressions to use in your
    > painfully inept replies.


    The COLA drones seem well ... silent on this ..

    Biggles ........................................
     
    Biggles, May 15, 2009
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  5. impossible

    Jack Spratt Guest

    "impossible" <> wrote in message
    news:Kn2Pl.102136$DP1.13637@attbi_s22...
    > Freetards are always on the lookout for a place to call home.
    >
    > First it was the desktop that had to be abandoned. Only a handful of the
    > utterly clueless can still be found wasting their time with an os that
    > boots to a crippled set of applications.
    >
    > Then along came netbooks, and the assumption was that such piddling pieces
    > of toyware were sure to be a natural home for Linux. But no....
    >
    > http://linuxpundit.wordpress.com/
    > "Marketplace reality quickly proved that the best-laid plans of OEMs and
    > ISVs often go awry. In the first half of 2008, OEM enthusiasm for
    > Linux-based netbooks was so great that Windows (XP and CE) garnered only
    > 10% of the pre-installed market. By Q1 of 2009, Windows had come back
    > with a vengeance, boasting 96% of netbooks shipping with Windows-family
    > OSes (Source: NPD Group).
    >
    > "Linux Netbooks appear to be doomed to repeat the sad history of desktop
    > Linux. However "free" netbook Linux may be, consumers have not found it
    > sufficiently compelling to leap across the historical functionality gap
    > (perceived or real) from Windows. Moreover, as netbook capabilities creep
    > up on low-end notebook specs, consumers expect to be able to run familiar
    > Office applications, and to browse, view and play web sites and multimedia
    > content just as they do on Windows desktops.
    > Despite significant advances in content handling over earlier generations
    > of desktop Linux, netbook end-users found Linux-based devices unwieldy and
    > apparently unreliable. Not only did new device sales falter, but buyers
    > returned the devices in droves.
    >
    > "Quite simply, the rationale for Linux-based netbooks proved irrational in
    > the real world."
    >
    > So what's next? Let's see....Linux can't compete in the marketplace for
    > personal computers , even if you give it away, so.....hmmm.... got to find
    > some obscure piece of hardware that absolutely won't run Windows or
    > OsX....Ideas, anyone?




    Given that LO'L is never 48 seconds from Usenet, why has he not replied in
    over 48 hours?
     
    Jack Spratt, May 17, 2009
    #5
  6. impossible

    Biggles Guest

    On Sun, 17 May 2009 18:42:39 +1200, Jack Spratt wrote:

    > "impossible" <> wrote in message

    even if you give it away, so.....hmmm.... got to
    >> find some obscure piece of hardware that absolutely won't run Windows
    >> or OsX....Ideas, anyone?

    >
    >
    >
    > Given that LO'L is never 48 seconds from Usenet, why has he not replied
    > in over 48 hours?


    Because Impossible has him stumped .. yet again ..

    Cheers
     
    Biggles, May 17, 2009
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