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SiliconValley.com/AP: Linux still not ready for desktop prime time

Jun 04, 2001, 15:28 (69 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to GregK and George Mitchell for this link. ]

The Associated Press has also picked up on the "dead desktop" meme, citing Eazel going under and offering this quote from Eazel co-founder Bart Decrem:

"We were probably trying to do too much too fast. Frankly, we still have a couple years to go before Linux catches up with Windows," said Bart Decrem, an Eazel co-founder. "The reality is that Windows is good enough for most people."

Eazel couldn't promise profits quickly enough for skittish investors focused on immediate returns, said David Patrick, chief of Ximian Inc., which is developing a Linux desktop environment.

... "We don't even talk about the consumer market," Patrick added."

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