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FlexBeta: Linux's Lost Market Segment - Part II

Apr 29, 2004, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Gunnink)

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"Linux is a superior product. Along with its open-source brethren (whom I use in abundance), it comprises one of the major computing accomplishments of the last decade (In fact, this year marks the anniversary of the Linux kernel 1.0). Today, its clean GUI and present security bonuses make it an appealing choice for those in the know. That being said, it all means very little in terms of actual users.

"It's long been a rule of marketing departments that the quality of a product means very little if the customer is ignorant and the sales pitch is convincing. Why else would the 90% of users who use Windows stay with it despite instability problems (especially after a new release, while Linux releases are generally rock solid?) and major security issues and high costs...?"

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