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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 08:32:30PM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> > "fixing it", huh? Your "fixes" may be great for your tiny segment of
> > the market but they are not going to be welcome if they turn Linux into
> > BloatOS 9.8.
> They won't - the maintainers would never allow us to do that.

The path to hell is paved with good intentions.

> > Really? How about some figures? You'd need HUGE profit margins to
> > justify your position, how about some actual hard cold numbers?
> I don't have them to hand, but if you think anyone's making money on
> PCs nowadays, you're delusional (with respect to hardware).

Let's see, Dell has a $66B market cap, revenues of $8B/quarter and
$500M/quarter in profit.

Lots of people working for companies who haven't figured out how to do
it as well as Dell *say* it can't be done but numbers say differently.
Larry McVoy lm at
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