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The Wrong Way To Sell Linux

Dec 17, 2008, 00:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"This is a weird and counter-productive way to promote Linux, because it treats all of its advantages as liabilities. It sets up new users for disappointment and failure, and it makes me wonder about the real motivations of everyone who is spreading this party line.

"But let us not see malice or incompetence when it's probably no more than trying to make Linux more appealing to Mac and Windows users. I think it's sincere but misguided. Linux and FOSS succeed on their merits, and it's the differences from proprietary software that should be emphasized, rather than meekly excusing them, or pretending they don't exist."

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