[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:
From: jsc:dataheaven at: 23-Sep-2000 22:31
On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> Below are some old OS market share stats (no doubt
> Unix flavours have grown). It's clear the Microsoft
> has the monopoly on OS's. An interesting point..
> apparently DOS has a greater market share than Linux
> and Unix combined (although this may have changed as
> well) and yet there is no Rebol/DOS platform?
Oh yes lets bring REBOL to good 'ol Q-DOS - best OS ever made.
(Men I never heard such a trash)
> Market share of OS's as of July 1999
> Windows Flavours 90.5 %
> Mac 5 %
> Unix Flavours 2.9 %
> Total percentage of these OS flavours - 98.4 %
> Total percentage of all other platforms - 1.6 %
Sponsored by whom?
> 3 Platforms... Win 95, Win 98 and NT account for 85.6
> % of the market.
Thats 3 Platforms??? Where's the difference between win95 and win98?
> Source CNET(July 1999):
> Any current OS stats kicking around?
Sure look at www.microsoft.com they certainly have what you search.
> Also to note a recent quote regarding Windows ME sales
> from CNET...
> "September 20, 2000, 4:00 p.m. PT
> REDMOND, Wash.--Microsoft sold 250,000 copies of its
> new Windows operating system for consumers in U.S.
> stores during the first four days since it was
> released Thursday, according to a report issued by
> research firm PC Data.
> That put it on track to sell more then 400,000 units
> in its first month and more than 1 million units at
> retail stores before the end of the year."
This the good old standard Ad of Microsoft that is published
to push sales.
> Rather than getting into the whole "Microsoft Sucks"
> debate which, from a marketing point of view, is
> irrelevant, suffice to say that I only see 3
> platforms, and at the most, 5 or 6.
I don't know what you thought you will hear saying such nonsense?
If the only 3 Platforms that count for you are Win95,98,NT
Why not learning Visual Basic to be really portable between this whole
range of OSs.
> The phrase "and it operates on over 40 platforms!!!"
> is often heard coming out of my mouth... at least when
> clients are around. :)
Bullshit! You seem to come from marketing.
I for my part work in environments with more OSs
- Linux x86, Alpha
- Tru64, Alpha
In reality you cannot force your clients to use your "3 Platforms"
There are much more OSs around and so much more possibilities in future.
The MS-Windows x86 liga was the only factor that hindered the rise of
more modern network-oriented crossplatform appliances.
The "one fits all" Philosophy of Microsoft is fault that we have lost
years and years of internet-evolution.
We _need_ different machines and we _need_ different OSs.
I dont' want to transport my furniture in a Porsche 911 and I do not want
to travel by car if I had to do it in a truck! The army don't use Boeing 777
as Fighters and travellers don't fly in F16s in holidays.
My words could be a little bit harsh - the please sorry - but something
must happen with those dumb marketing guys that they realize the reality!!!
If you work in an MS environment - its your thing
But don't force me and the many others that follow another way to
concentrate on using inferior technology.