[FoRK] $100M for iPhone Developers
<luis at tieguy.org> on
Fri Mar 7 11:09:19 PST 2008
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> > Frankly, it's a miracle consumer-oriented linux hasn't completely
> > fallen apart. The people who came primarily because they hated
> > Microsoft have gone to OSX and the people who came primarily for the
> > free beer are happy with web apps. That doesn't leave many people, and
> > yet it continues to putter along.
> I think it might be a temporary thing while people realize the bottom
> has dropped out. We're in a Wile E Coyote moment.
Possibly, though Dell's support of Ubuntu and the apparent success of
the eeePC suggests there is some substance there.
> My strategy is to make it possible for third parties to solve their
> own software problems, and let the linux desktop people write the
> modules themselves. Don't know yet how that will work out, though.
Honestly I'm not real optimistic; neither desktop has really shown
much initiative in terms of integrating with web services. Shame.
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