[FoRK] $100M for iPhone Developers

Luis Villa <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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