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Why Desktop Linux Really Hasn't (Yet) Succeeded

Sep 25, 2007, 19:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"The most important reason you don't see Linux desktops everywhere you look is that Linux desktop applications aren't generally compelling.

"OpenOffice has a better underlying technical design than Microsoft Office but is neither significantly different nor obviously better on net in the hands of users--and just as good doesn't cut it: Office on the Mac defends the installed base but never drove growth even though it used to be a generation or so ahead of the PC product..."

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