Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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RE[6]: Trickle down
by jeffb on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Trickle down"
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<blockquote> I don't know the total number of apps over the past 14 years that have been downloaded from Linux repositories, but I think that it is safe to say that the number would be over 100 million. The Click-N-Run app store alone had over 9 million paid downloads. Those are "massively successful" numbers, especially considering that Linux has had practically zero advertising/marketing since its inception. </blockquote>

ITunes does a Billion software downloads every few weeks. Which means they are doing over your 100m figure per day every day. And don't forget a noticeable percentage of those are paid downloads. Now the phone software market is nowhere near the size of the desktop software market yet. But the growth in both units and sales per unit are staggering.

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