[LAD] Experience driven design and Linux Audio

Neil C Smith neil at neilcsmith.net
Thu Oct 2 11:14:21 UTC 2014

On 2 October 2014 11:48, Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey at boosthardware.com> wrote:
> I've seen those reports too. They are optimistic but potential growth is
> not the same thing as actually growing. It's more likely to be corporate
> buyers replacing existing stock.

eg. http://www.warc.com/LatestNews/News/PC_sales_rebound_in_Western_Europe.news?ID=32866

Would suggest you're correct in being *mostly* about corporate buyers,
but not entirely - still +2% in consumer sales, which isn't declining!

Is that "potential growth" or actual though?

Still, "88.2% of statistics are made up on the spot" :-)

> Will Linux Desktop professional or consumer multimedia ever become a
> growth market?

I'm intrigued to see what effect developments in the gaming arena may
have on consumer Linux usage over the next couple of years, or on
general commercial attitudes in other sectors.


Neil C Smith
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