Author: Linonut Date: Feb 8, 2008 19:42
* Gordon peremptorily fired off this memo:
> Snit wrote:
>> That plays a part... but clearly is *not* the full picture... look at how
>> well Apple does with a product that is tied to specific hardware... hardware
>> that you cannot even get low end. Even in Apple's darkest days they were
>> well above the 1%% Linux has been able to achieve by *giving* their products
>> away and letting it run on just about any hardware (ok, not hardware such as
>> a wrench, but you get the idea!)
> Macs already had a niche market because there was no desktop publishing
> software available for PC's.
Not to mention that Mac is advertised on TV.
(IBM advertised Linux on TV, but for servers.)
Snit doesn't realize that people:
1. Need to know about a "product".
2. Need to download the "product" (and it isn't a small package
download, it is a download that can be gigabytes in size).
3. Need to know how to burn an ISO image of the "product".