[oclug] Corel getting out of Linux
raywood at magma.ca
Tue Aug 28 22:21:37 EDT 2001
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 08:44:45PM -0400, Vic Gedris imagined:
> The quote I referred to was specifically about desktop OS's:
> "It is estimated by PC Data that Corel's Linux division sells
> about 25 percent of all Linux operating systems for desktop
> computers, second only to Red Hat"
This has to be bad research - there's no way they have that market
> I'd be really curious to see what the latest figures are for desktop
> linux usage. Seems that Mandrake has really taken off in that area,
> although I've never even seen a Mandrake install myself.
Last time I checked in, Mandrake had gained significant ground. They
basically ripped off RedHat wholesale and then did value-added stuff to
try to go beyond RedHat in certain areas (including offering the KDE
desktop back when RedHat was still offering GNOME exclusively). The
Mandrake install is reported to be one of the easiest around.
I read a comparison recently that runs something like this:
Mandrake is the Mac of Linux;
RedHat is the Windows of Linux;
Slackware is the Unix of Linux;
Debian is the Linux of Linux.
Not sure *exactly* what that is supposed to convey, but there ya go :)
(Sorry SuSE fans, no mention in the original ditty I read )
"If you continue running Windows, your system may become unstable"
-- Windows 95 BSOD ("Blue Screen of Death")
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