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Does Linux Need a $300 Million Ad Campaign?

Oct 20, 2008, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Gray)

"Unfortunately none of these companies is in a position to drive adoption on the desktop. It just isn't their main focus. Meanwhile, the Mandrivas, Canonical-Ubuntus and Linspires of the world-- the companies who are more desktop focused-- simply don’t have $300 million to throw around, even as a group. In addition, the Linux Foundation doesn’t currently see big ad campaigns as part of its mission. Linux is simply too decentralized and doesn't have the same profit motive behind it."

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