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User Familiarity != Software Superiority

Dec 20, 2010, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Hoogland)

"Most anyone that has really used Linux, on the desktop, in the last few years knows that it is ready for the average user. The same is true for a number of other open source projects. Many FOSS projects are on-par with (or better than) their closed source counter parts when it comes to the number of features and functionality. Why is it then that FOS softwares are (typically) less commonly used by the general public? Simple:

"User Familiarity

"It is the sad fact that in our current society (mostly) only closed source softwares are used (and taught) in schools - at least in the US."

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