FlexBeta: Linux's Lost Market Segment
Apr 26, 2004, 21:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Gunnink)
[ Thanks to Gsurface for this link.
"The integration of Windows-like UI such as Gnome or KDE and the
easy installation of comprehensive office suites, media players,
and browsing software attempt to nose Linux into the desktop
market. Certainly, its most vocal proponents tout not only its
security but its ease of use as a desktop system. If only that were
the case. Enthusiasts not too dedicated to Windows might get a kick
out of Linux as their bread and butter, but for 'John Q.
Where's-the-Any-Key,' as well as the hardware-freak gamers, Linux
still doesn't (and probably won't ever) present itself as a viable
alternative to the Windows paradigm. Let me explain why..."