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Yes, the use of mobile devices is growing significantly, but is the use of desktop/laptop machines actually shrinking? or is it just shrinking as a percentage of all use (which will always happen when a new use starts at 0%)
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Posted Mar 24, 2012 9:15 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
It's losing proposition. PC use is most defenitely shrinking in certain niches but this shrinkage is offset by growth in other niches. Eventually it'll start shrinking across the board.
Mozilla can dismiss mobile like Nokia and RIM dismissed iPhone back in 2007: eventually it'll be disrupted and will collapse even if it'll take 4-5 years.
Posted Mar 29, 2012 22:59 UTC (Thu) by blujay (guest, #39961)
This trend of one-UI-fits-all-devices is just plain fail. We don't even need Firefox and Gecko on phones, especially not until it's underlying architecture is fixed up (i.e. Electrolysis needs to become Firefox).
Nokia and RIM were in the business of selling devices--Mozilla is not, and should not be. Mozilla needs to refocus on its core mission of making the best browser for computers (i.e. systems with keyboards and mice).
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