Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Oct 2010 08:45 UTC, submitted by kragil
Window Managers So, yeah, it's been ten years in the making, including a number of rewrites, but the day has finally come: the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, which, surprisingly enough, form the foundation of, among other things, Enlightenment, have reached beta status. This is a major step towards the final release of Enlightenment DR17, which should hit before year's end.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Mon 4th Oct 2010 16:15 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Can't wait to play Duke Nukem Forever on my Hurd/E17 box! The 3D drivers for Wayland make it run really smoothly on my ARM multicore! Truly next year is the year of the linux desktop!

(More seriously, yeah for the good news!)

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Lennie on Mon 4th Oct 2010 16:57 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Linux on the desktop ?

The desktop is already losing ground, the webstatistics from netapplications and statcounter show that:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-ww-monthly-200909-2010...

This one is somewhat harder to read, it shows Windows, Mac and Linux (desktop) loose to iOS and other (mostly mobile):

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=9

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Neolander on Mon 4th Oct 2010 17:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Linux on the desktop ?

The desktop is already losing ground, the webstatistics from netapplications and statcounter show that:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-ww-monthly-200909-2010...

This one is somewhat harder to read, it shows Windows, Mac and Linux (desktop) loose to iOS and other (mostly mobile):

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=9

Well, those are percentages, so without raw data it could simply be that mobile OSs are growing faster than desktop, while the desktop still sells a stationary very high flow of devices every day.

That would not be surprising, considering that only few people currently own mobile devices that are good at web browsing, so there are lots of potential buyers once said devices start to become attractive.

We cannot conclude anything from this, because we're comparing a mature market to an emergent market. It would be like saying in the 90s that lasers are going to outsell milling machines and drills for all machining jobs, using numbers showing that the industrial laser market share, which was nonexistent before, is growing, while the mature drilling&milling market is stationary.

Edited 2010-10-04 17:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by KLU9 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 17:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

Seeing that "Linux on the desktop is dying, the stats prove it" comment, I was going to make a joke about combining Enlightenment's vaporware/(un)dead status with the old troll-meme about "BSD is dying, the stats prove it"... ( http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1391352 )

and then I remembered I already had... 3 years ago!
http://www.osnews.com/comments/18736

Oh the hu... manity!

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