Is the Linux desktop dream dead?
Oct 19, 2010, 03:02 (32 Talkback[s])
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"Will Linux ever become a major desktop operating
system, the way that Windows XP was? My colleague over at PC World,
Robert Strohmeyer, thinks that "The dream of Linux as a major
desktop OS is now pretty much dead." I beg to differ.
"Many of his points make sense. Strohmeyer wrote, "Ultimately,
Linux is doomed on the desktop because of a critical lack of
content. And that lack of content owes its existence to two key
factors: the fragmentation of the Linux platform, and the fierce
ideology of the open-source community at large." But I disagree
with his emphasis."