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    SubjectRe: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
    On Mon, 5 Dec 2005, Brian Gerst wrote:

    > The problem with this statement is that Linux users are a drop in the
    > bucket of sales for this hardware. Boycotting doesn't cost the vendors
    > enough to make them care.

    Profit margins in the hardware world are small enough that
    1% of the users can have a significant influence...

    > And this does nothing for people who are converting over to
    > Linux, and didn't buy hardware with that consideration in mind.

    Not in the short term, no. But in the long term it may
    make a difference.

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