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Linux and Laptops

June 16th, 2002 · No Comments

Rob Landley: It’s the laptop, stupid!: “If Linux wants to take over the desktop market from Microsoft, it has to focus on laptops. The reason for this is that within a few years, the desktop market is going to dry up and blow away.”

An interesting viewpoint. I myself use a 2-year-old Laptop but as a Thin Client connected to a Thick Server. I switched to the TC with Linux a few days ago. So far, so good! But for the mass market, I still think laptops may be too expensive. The key is the USD 100 pricepoint. If laptops (new or old) can hit that mark, it will open up the enterprise mass market.

Tags: Thin Client-Thick Server

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