RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 11:33:08 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 12:57 +0200, Nikos Roussos wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 7:54 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at>
>> wrote:
>>         > What do people buy these days? Phones, tablets, and TVs. Not
>>         desktop
>>         > computers.
>>         Citation needed. Desktop/notebook computers aren't going to go
>>         away any time
>>         soon.
>> http://www.economist.com/node/21531109
>> with some interesting charts
> Which is actually confirmation of the previous sentence. The
> smartphones, tablets and similar devices together are growing much much
> faster than desktops and notebooks and are already much bigger market
> but they are not replacement for the desktops and notebooks.

That depends, in the developed western world probably not, in the
developing world most users are just going straight to smartphones and
tablets and not bothering with desktops/laptops at all. The reasons
for this is low power and price. In those areas desktops are dead and
the increase in usage in this markets is 100s of millions of devices
are year and for a lot of users it's their only means of accessing the
internet and associated information.

> Which also supports the idea of having Fedora support both of these
> groups of computing devices well.

Exactly one of the primary drivers for us to open up the discussion.


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