Five ways the Linux desktop shoots itself in the foot
Oct 14, 2009, 19:03 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft is the biggest reason. Microsoft is a
jealous monopoly that doesn't want to share the desktop with
anyone. Desktop Linux is just another target in a long list that
has included OS/2, DR-DOS, and -- that eternal thorn in their side
-- the Mac. It's no surprise, then, to see in the history of the
Linux desktop Microsoft has always tried to crush it. The very
first attempt at a mass-market Linux desktop, 1999's Corel Linux
Desktop, lasted less than a year. Why? In 2000, Microsoft paid off
debt-ridden Corel to kill it. "