fronclynne said:But the notion that the alternative desktop-operating-system market (as such) is anything but fleeting is still a bit absurd. There might be an absolutely large number of us, and we might be cranky and noisy, but we're still insignificant in a world of hundreds of millions of computers.
Well, we are at best a niche market, and there isn't a long tail.Brandybuck said:We are only insignificant if you assume a world of bland conformity and sterile sameness. In the real world, however, each single FreeBSD user carries more significance than yet another single Windows user.
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Good point.oliverh said:>Well, we are at best a niche market, and there isn't a long tail.
Well I wouldn't call ISC, Yahoo, Nokia, DARPA, Cisco, Juniper etc. pp. a niche market - if so then a very powerful and influential niche. Of course on the desktop, but even Mac OS X is a niche market if it comes to the desktop.