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What do we need? Vendors or Users?

Dec 16, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

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"Which came first? The chicken or the egg? According to the big headed boffins we call scientists, the egg came first. This is succinctly explained by ?Professor David Papineau, of King's College London, using a uniquely Australian animal, where he states "If a kangaroo laid an egg from which an ostrich hatched, that would surely be an ostrich egg, not a kangaroo egg." Apart from the fact that platypus's lay eggs and not kangaroos, the idea is what is shared by many boffins.

"Although there are no chickens or eggs in the Linux world (unless Tux is a female) we do have a chicken and egg quandary in bringing Linux into main stream desktop popularity. That quandary is that there are not enough users to justify big name vendors to port programs and there are not enough programs to attract the users.

"I have lost count of the number of times I have heard people say that they would use Linux if only it had xxx programs."

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