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osOpinion: Linux, Take Over the Desktop Now!

Jan 24, 2001, 06:26 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esko Woudenberg)

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"Stop claiming that each version of Linux is an evolutionary improvement on the previous version. The computing populace has been trained to believe that throwing out a design because of serious flaws, and starting over with a "complete re-write" that turns into a new version, makes the software even more desirable."

"Don't worry, the end-users won't catch on, even when "fixed" bugs resurface with exactly the same symptoms in the "new" software."

"Sell a really flaky distribution of Linux. Follow it several months later with a new version and claim that it is 20 times as reliable as the previous version. Market it as being a huge improvement, and forget it was junk to begin with."

"It is amazing how much people will pay for bug fixes, if you claim that it's really a "new" operating system."

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