Re: possibility of debian "cannabilizing" other Linux distributions in 5-10 years time
Dominik Margraf wrote:
My personal opinion is that, as long as vendors ship their computers
with preinsalled Microsoft products, there will be users using them. The
sooner the vendors distribute pre-installed desktops/laptops, sooner
will be the cannibalization you are talking about. Actually, some
laptops are shipped with Debian installed. But their fraction is tiny.
Also, the possible release of Etch in Q4 of 2006 (Do you think this
timeframe is likely?) will coincide with the release of the M*Shit
Longhorn and how much share of the Windows market can be snatched by
I think it is the other way around. If the big companies like Dell,
Sony, Toshiba etc., distribute preinstalled Linux systems, then the
change will occur soon.
In 10-15 years time, Do you think that Debian will dominate the
desktop and the server market to the extent that most desktops/laptops
sold in department stores will be preinstalled with Debian (just like
today's M*Shit Windows)?
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE