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Blindness To Perceptions Of Average User Is Real Linux Handicap

Jul 24, 2007, 20:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"The thing the fanboys miss is, it's not about which OS is best. It's about what the average consumer feels comfortable with. Yes, even today most users don't understand that the typical Linux distro, fitted with a GNOME or KDE desktop, will seem very familiar to them. Why should this be, other than because there are some folks who expend their energy less on informing the general public of this fact and more writing about how the name of a certain OS is to be rendered. (Is it Linux? GNU? Ah, the correct name is "GNU/Linux systems." Thank you, Mr. Stallman. This time I know our side will win.)"

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