Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jun 2011 22:55 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux In a blog post today, Adobe's Director of Open Source and Standards said: "we will be focusing on supporting partner implementations and will no longer be releasing our own versions of Adobe AIR and the AIR SDK for desktop Linux". McAllister says that "way back in 1999" he'd predicted "a significant market for desktop Linux by 2005. Obviously I was wrong. So we, Adobe, also need to shift with the market." Source code for AIR will be made available to partners so they can make their own Linux implementations if they so desire. Is there anyone in the audience who cares about no more AIR on Linux from Adobe? Anyone...?
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RE[3]: Desktop Linux?
by draethus on Tue 21st Jun 2011 13:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop Linux?"
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Why can't something that is not only superior, but also free get any serious market share?

In his book "After the software wars," Keith Curtis says:

"For example, Intel claims to be a strong support of Linux, but is doing only a decent job in its support of Linux drivers. An Intel engineer told me at a Linux conference that their Linux efforts are just 1% of the
manpower that their Windows efforts receive. Doubling their Linux development team would cost less than .1% of their total R&D."

Intel probably won't invest more because they don't see a big future in the Linux desktop. In other words, Linux isn't gaining market share, because it has so little market share.

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