Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Why MIDs have yet to soar

One of the topics I've seen of late is that, according to general sales numbers, Netbooks soared and were a huge success, while Mobile Internet Devices (MID) more or less did an epic faceplant and a fail of monumental proportions.

Yet, I don't think we are ready to count out MIDs just yet. In fact, I think they haven't even really begun and we're very much due for a big, big boom in MID sales in the near future. Here's several reasons why:

1. MIDs typically use Linux. Not all mind you, but I'd say that for ever 7 MIDs that use Linux, only one, maybe two use an alternative operating system like Windows. (wow, I actually called Windows an "alternative" operating system. That's a total flip in perspective. Heh)

2. People don't yet understand MIDs.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

  • Cutegram 2.1.1 Arrives with Many Improvements, Still the Best Telegram Client for Linux Ever
    We’ve introduced Cutegram 2 a while back as the best Telegram Client for Linux ever. Since then, the application received several maintenance releases and it has been updated today, March 29, to version 2.1.1, a point release that brings many cool features to the application.
  • Rhythmbox 3.2 Arrives with Support for Soundcloud and Numerous Improvements
    Rhythmbox 3.2 has been released today, March 29. This is the second maintenance release since Rhythmbox 3.0 was announced and it brings several new features, but also fixes those annoying bugs that you’ve reported since the last stable release of the software, version 3.1, which is still used as the default music player in many popular distributions, such as Ubuntu.
  • MKVToolnix 7.8.0 Brings More DTS Improvements, Drag and Drop Support in MKVInfo
    A new maintenance release of the powerful and popular MKVToolnix software that allows users to manipulate MKV (Matroska) files in Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated today to version 7.8.0, a release that introduces numerous improvements and some new features.
  • gnutls 3.3.14
    I've just released gnutls 3.3.14. This is a bug-fix release on the current stable branch.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Leftovers: Screenshots