Please do what you preach...
Posted Dec 15, 2011 19:48 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: 2011: The Year of Linux Disappointments (Datamation)
Parent article: 2011: The Year of Linux Disappointments (Datamation)
Microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machine / dryers, printers, copiers, navigation systems, walkie talkies, etc...
...when you combine them together are still not as numerous as mobile phones. That's kinda the point.
Lets not count that CTron/iTron or a variant often runs the industrial control systems in automotives.
Are we still talking about consumer electronics?
Linux simply can't shrink down as small or run as fast. It was designed for Linus's desktop originally if you recall.
Right - but it was over twenty years ago! Today SOC capable of running Linux can be bought for less then $10 and ten years down the road it'll be mere cents.
Really dated article, but still relevant: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/31855.html
Well 3 billion microprocessors is serious number. Smaller then number of mobile phones in use (between 5 and 6 billion today) but still impressive. But this just mean that Linux will not be as popular as iTron till it replaces at least some of it's installations. This process is underway but yes, it's slow (you don't replace microwave every year) thus Linux victory is uncertain. We'll see.
Just wanted to point out that both of you sprout unsubstantiated claims: iTron is impressive, that's true, but if you want to say that Linux or even Android will never surpass it... you'll need something else then "iTron powers your microwave and your washing machine so it'll remain in the #1 place forever"...
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