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Why Open Source Software is Not Good Enough

May 17, 2007, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"The single biggest thing that's working against Linux distributions, and even open source as a whole today is human nature pure and simple.

"End users are showing us their human side by jumping to conclusions rather than deciding whether or not something is worth supporting to make it better. For example, more often than not, we see a fantastic application full of possibilities dismissed by some end users because it lacks a certain level of perfection. In other cases, these are apps that in order to realize any level of functionality, they require some level of adoption before the closed source alternatives can be considered unnecessary..."

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