<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Lx Rudis <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
i thought Ubuntu could make good penetration, but<br>
perhaps not. </blockquote><div><br>We are making lots of headway. We just don't have numbers to prove it. That is the funny thing about FOSS. In some senses, our market penetration can be found only as a negative in declining MSFT net profits (which have been dropping steadily, but slowly) due to reduced sales. Also, we could look at the growing number of LUGs and LUG members. We could also look at downloads. We can look at adoptions by foreign governments. But none of these things has the provable numbers that Microsoft and Apple's bar code events have.<br>
<br>This is one of the reasons that I am calling our film the Digital Tipping Point. I believe that it is going to appear to the newbie to happen all at once. It is going to happen outside the US first, and it is going to happen on servers first, and it is going to happen on embedded Linux first, and it is going to happen on handhelds first, but it is going to happen on the desktop last, especially in the US. But it most certainly _is_ happening. Consider this story, which made the front page of Slashdot:<br>
<br><i>"Computers and handheld devices running default GNU Linux or Unix OSes have <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp?epi_menuItemID=887566059a3aedb6efaaa9e27a808a0c&ndmViewId=news_view&ndmConfigId=1000017&newsId=20071228005057&newsLang=en">swept Amazon's 'best of' list for 2007</a>,
according BusinessWire.com for 28 December 2007. Best selling computer?
The Nokia Internet Tablet PC, running Linux. Best reviewed computer?
The Apple MacBook Pro notebook PC. Most wished for computer? Asus Eee
4G-Galaxy 7-inch PC mobile Internet device, which comes with Xandros
Linux pre-installed. And last, but not least, the most frequently
gifted computer: The Apple MacBook notebook PC."</i><br><br><a href="http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/29/1959244">http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/29/1959244</a><br> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
what's not being considered?<br>
what are _we_ ignoring when we evangelize?<br>
<div><div></div><div class="Wj3C7c"></div></div></blockquote><div><br>We are not really missing anything. I am already getting more requests for FOSS boxes from the March 1 installfest than I can handle, and I would love to get some help getting these boxes out to people. A neighbor of mine just asked if he could give a box to the UPS guy who delivers to him. He was talking about FOSS with the guy, and the guy asked for a box. We have a box that we need to get to someone from KPFA; and two boxes to get to people working at the SFPL (San Francisco Public Library) whom Jim Stockford contacted. <br>