Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 15:00 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Linux "The OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group has published its first year-end report on the state of the overall desktop Linux ecosystem. The report provides insight into the year's key accomplishments in terms of functionality, standards, applications, distributions, market penetration, and more."
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RE: Desktop has been lost
by fretinator on Fri 26th Jan 2007 16:54 UTC in reply to "Desktop has been lost"
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

If one Linux vendor would stick it out for the long haul

Long-haul linux companies from you can buy your "boxed-sets" linux:

Xandros
Suse (been around a L-L-O-O-N-N-N-G-G time)
Slackware
Redhat (you can buy Redhat Enterprise if you have a lot of dough)
Mandriva (also around a very long time)
Turbolinux (big in the pacific region)

And probably others I am forgetting.

Get real!

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RE[2]: Desktop has been lost
by Southern.Pride on Fri 26th Jan 2007 17:02 in reply to "RE: Desktop has been lost"
Southern.Pride Member since:
2006-09-14

I use Linux at work/support and at home, I was stating from the 'end user' point of view. Did you forget the RedHat deal with dropping the 9.0 series and below?

Mandriva was Mandrake so it changed and Slackware (come on now along with Xandros) Turbolinux have you tried to install it???

RedHat focuses on the server market not desktop.

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RE[3]: Desktop has been lost
by elzurawka on Fri 26th Jan 2007 17:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop has been lost"
elzurawka Member since:
2005-07-08

"RedHat focuses on the server market not desktop."
Thats right. The Desktop is taken care of by fedora, which is sponsored by RedHat.

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RE[3]: Desktop has been lost
by archiesteel on Fri 26th Jan 2007 17:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop has been lost"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I use Linux at work/support and at home

Stating this does not give you any additional credibiilty on the matter.

Mandriva was Mandrake so it changed

It changed in name only.

Edited 2007-01-26 17:15

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RE[3]: Desktop has been lost
by trenchsol on Fri 26th Jan 2007 23:53 in reply to "RE: Desktop has been lost"
trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

What does it mean lost ? What would it mean won ? Do you think of dominance ? Is that the criteria ?

Market leader is Microsoft. They are coming with new features, good or bad ones, all the time. Others are trying to be compliant with them.

I think that it is time for something completely different.

I have an idea, but I am not able to implement it, since I am not C/C++ developer. How about on-demand LAMP (in fact AMP) stack. Apache, MySQL and PHP to be started up when user starts the first application, and to remain active until there is at least one application using it.

Developers would like it, their applications would be desktop and web ones in the same time.

DG

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