Remote desktop vs. remote display
Posted Feb 17, 2013 19:10 UTC (Sun) by khim
In reply to: Remote desktop vs. remote display
Parent article: LCA: The ways of Wayland
So yes, I'm pessimistic. It doesn't seem like Linux is capable of catching up with classic desktop computers.
Actually it looks like it can be quite capable. It's like with mobile: huge number of companies spent huge amount of time and money trying to make Linux which does not suck on mobile (have you noticed what folks which created Wayland worked for when iPhone arrived?) and in the end it was achieved and Linux even dominates it… only it was done by different guys in different place using different set of tools.
And now it looks like desktop story starts repeating itself: as I already wrote bestselling laptop on Amazon right now, today is Linux-based. But somehow I think if history will indeed repeat itself and 70% (or even 90%) of desktop will be occupied by Linux — we'll hear the same unhappy voices who will bitterly complain that it's "wrong" Linux and their "perfect" Linux is unfairly deprived of drivers and marketshare.
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