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The Year Of The Linux... Everything Else

Jul 02, 2010, 13:05 (1 Talkback[s])
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"It's just six months since all of the "2010 will be the year of the Linux desktop!" articles and I'm getting in early for 2011, well sort of. I know that you all hate these, but fortunately this is not such an article. In fact, it's quite the reverse.

"Let's face it. Linux is just not going to make much of a dent on the desktop. We simply cannot compete with Microsoft's marketing power (who has all the manufacturers sewn up), nor people's unwillingness to change. Linux is not Windows, it's fair to say. All of these articles which come out saying things like, "Linux needs to be more like Windows", are just utter rubbish. Linux is Linux, and should concentrate on being Linux. That's not to say that we can't make things easier, but the bottom line is we should be making great software for us, not to try and win converts."

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