Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 05:28 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS In the next beta of SkyOS, users can look forward to seeing a completely re-designed Viewer. The new Viewer will take advantage of the powerful features of the SkyFS (derived from Haiku's BFS), including extremely fast searching and organizing of files, on-the-fly filtering of files and folders within the Viewer, fast insertion of meta-data into multiple files, and more. Update: Screenshots!
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@Rayiner
by Lumbergh on Tue 29th Mar 2005 20:31 UTC

Undoubtedly. But my point is that a lot of analysts are prediciting the same thing, that suggests some consensus on the issue.

These other analysts are on crack too, if they think that linux on the desktop is going to be close to 20% by '08. And why do you even post these predictions unless you give them credence. We heard all this stuff back in 2000.

Well, that's just not true, at least if you consider MacOS X to exist. Several sources put Linux's desktop market share close to OS X's. That's a huge feat, considering how established Apple is as a platform.


Maybe, who knows. How can someone even be close to knowing how many linux desktops are out there? Is it just Linux or does that include BSDs, Solaris, etc...Does this include fluxbox or what? At least with OSX you can have somewhat reliable numbers.

There's not going to be some mass migration though, no matter what the fanboys want. People just don't care about source code.

How many browsers, besides Firefox, are gaining marketshare against IE? How many office suites, besides OpenOffice, are doing the same relative to MS Office?

Completely irrelevant to linux on the desktop. I run Firefox on windows and Linux.