Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?
Sep 23, 2009, 00:03 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The top brass at the Linux Foundation don't seem particularly
interested in desktop uptake these days. They prefer to press
towards successes in end-user device and mobile phone markets
rather than worrying about turning hearts against Windows and OS
"The thing that is much more interesting to me is whether or not
someone who chooses to use Linux as their desktop can do so in a
relatively pain-free way," said Ted Ts'o, chief technology officer
for the Linux Foundation.
""I don't know that it's important that everyone or some
substantially large percentage of the user population is using
Linux as a desktop. And it's not clear that it's ever going to
happen," he added."