FlexBeta: Linux's Lost Market Segment - Part II
Apr 29, 2004, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Gunnink)
[ Thanks to Gsurface for this link.
"Linux is a superior product. Along with its open-source
brethren (whom I use in abundance), it comprises one of the major
computing accomplishments of the last decade (In fact, this year
marks the anniversary of the Linux kernel 1.0). Today, its clean
GUI and present security bonuses make it an appealing choice for
those in the know. That being said, it all means very little in
terms of actual users.
"It's long been a rule of marketing departments that the quality
of a product means very little if the customer is ignorant and the
sales pitch is convincing. Why else would the 90% of users who use
Windows stay with it despite instability problems (especially after
a new release, while Linux releases are generally rock solid?) and
major security issues and high costs...?"
Linux's Lost Market Segment(Apr 26, 2004)