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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..."

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