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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Remote desktop vs. remote display
Posted Feb 25, 2013 16:49 UTC (Mon) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
On the other hand, moving from the areas where Linux is a strong contender into 'desktopy' segments seems to be a better strategy.
Posted Feb 25, 2013 18:26 UTC (Mon) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
Posted Feb 25, 2013 20:57 UTC (Mon) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
I think there's always room for another Mac OSX, in no way dominant but carving out a significant and sustainable market share.
I'm not so sure. Mac OSX is only sustainable because Apple sells hundreds of millions iPods and iPhones. It's not a sustainable as a purely desktop OS. And I'm not sure even large companies (like RedHat) have enough money to pour in the development of Mac OSX alternative.
Canonical could maybe pull it off if they could focus on one thing but I think Google has a better chance with their Chrome books which seem to be doing OK.
These are no yet sustainable by itself: they are somewhat popular but you can't develop software for ChromeOS on ChromeOS. Give it few years and situation may change, though.
Posted Mar 11, 2013 9:34 UTC (Mon) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
In theory, you develop it for the web and run it on a server an it "just works" on chromeos... and anywhere else there's a reasonably current browser. Yes, as always with the web there's some issues with portability on the advanced stuff, but it's still far more portable than stuff written to a local system api.
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