Brown is saying there is a large demand, and it should be filled according to supply and demand. If a circle of companies ignores demand, there is probably an invisible factor. Maybe Brown's discussion will finally bring out the reason that Dell and other
companies do not supply the demand for free Linux pre-installed. It's probably a pretty ugly/disturbing reason, or else it would have been brought up already.
yeah, companies are all ignoring linux. All of them! there must be an invisible factor somewhere, but I can`t see it.
the only invisible factor here is that for years if somebody wanted linux on his PC he could download a distribution from internet and install it in a few minutes so, if linux was really so requested like the FSF would like people to believe, it wouldn't have
a laughable ~0.3% of marketshare.
"The sales outpaced the first month's tally for Windows 2000 and only slightly trailed that for Windows XP, the market researcher said Thursday. Commercial revenue from Vista in December was 62.5 percent above that racked up by Windows 2000 in March 2000, its
first month after launch. But Vista's total is 3.7 percent below what Microsoft got in the commercial channel for Windows XP in November 2001, its first month on the market."
and all of this months before the official launch when vista was still not released to the public and most hardware still lacked decent drivers.
Aren't business sales enough? Here, read also this: http://www.currentanalysis.com/r/2007/s/vista-2-1.htm
"Overall unit sales for the week ending February 3, 2007, jumped 173% when compared to the previous week and increased 67% year-over-year."
Business and end-users want vista, they just don`t want to upgrade memory/videocards of their PCs but instead they prefer buying new PCs in order to get vista working well and avoid problems with hardware compatibility.
FSF lied on Vista with its badvista campaign, they lied about the votes on the dellideastorm website (that website was not requiring registration (they made registration mandatory a few days ago) and also had no protections to avoid people voting the same stories
(except for cookies) and was posted on slashdot and plenty of other linux websites causing linux users to spam the votes of those stories) and now they are also lying on "nobody wanting vista"
if you want you can continue believing the FSF that never spins the facts (/sarcasm) and never attacks the competitors (badvista), but please get your facts straight before repeating their lies like a brainwashed parrot.