ZDNet: A Recipe for the Failure of Linux

“I have my opinions about what Linux needs to do to beat
Windows. A corollary to that is a point I’ve made in other posts,
which is that Linux would attract more Windows customers by
figuring out what those customers like about Windows, and riding
that wave into Windows’ users homes.

“Paul Murphy’s proposal, however, essentially says that it
doesn’t matter what Microsoft does right, we’re Unix, dammit, and
we gotta be what we gotta be. Why that’s a bad idea is best
understood by comparing it to other markets…”