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Linux Journal: Dispelling the Great "There Aren't Any Applications" Myth

Sep 29, 1999, 23:07 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Pfaffenberger)

"I'm sure you've heard the following from your Windows-using friends: "According to what I've been reading, Linux software is all server stuff and there just aren't enough easy-to-use applications for desktop use." So they keep using Windows."

"They're right about one thing--that's what they've been reading. When mainstream media discuss Linux's prospects on the desktop, they repeat this statement over and over: "Great server OS, no killer apps for the desktop..."

"There's just one problem with the "No Apps" myth: it's no longer true. The apps are here--it's up to us to prove it."

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