What do we need? Vendors or Users?
Dec 16, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Which came first? The chicken or the egg? According to
the big headed boffins we call scientists, the egg came first. This
is succinctly explained by ?Professor David Papineau, of King's
College London, using a uniquely Australian animal, where he states
"If a kangaroo laid an egg from which an ostrich hatched, that
would surely be an ostrich egg, not a kangaroo egg." Apart from the
fact that platypus's lay eggs and not kangaroos, the idea is what
is shared by many boffins.
"Although there are no chickens or eggs in the Linux world
(unless Tux is a female) we do have a chicken and egg quandary in
bringing Linux into main stream desktop popularity. That quandary
is that there are not enough users to justify big name vendors to
port programs and there are not enough programs to attract the
"I have lost count of the number of times I have heard people
say that they would use Linux if only it had xxx programs."