Linux desktop neglect
Apr 08, 2009, 15:36 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"So, what's the problem? How many of those desktops are
actually supported and advertised by their vendors or groups? I
count two. They are Novell with its SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop) 11 and Canonical's Ubuntu on Dell computers like the Dell
"What about all those other Linuxes? They're all community-based
Linuxes. They're supported by fans for fans, and not for a general
audience. Some of them, like the ones I mentioned above and Mint
and MEPIS already work well for many people in place of Windows.
But, without serious advertising and corporate support, they're
destined to stay niche operating systems"