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The Linux Desktop isn't Dead, it's Pining

Jun 16, 2010, 03:12 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"I know it sounds crazy but the Linux Desktop isn't dead, it's just pining. It's pining for the correct platform--a tablet computer. And, I'm not referring to some cheap imitation tablet that will merely satisfy a few observers and nerdlets who use Linux. I'm thinking of a tablet computer for hardcore Linux moguls. You know, the kind of Linux person who is so into Linux that he tries to carry an egg on his feet through the winter. The kind of Linux fan who carries a wallet-sized photo of Linus Torvalds in her wallet. Linux pines for a true tablet platform that will do Linux justice and vice versa. Does one exist? Not yet.

"It's hard to admit that the Linux Community just doesn't have enough force behind it to create and support a Linux tablet.

"Oh, I know that there are a few Linux "pads" out there and a few more in the works but none have the appeal of the Apple iPad. Who do we think we're fooling with the notion that there is a Linux-based product that could compete with the iPad?"

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