Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th May 2006 19:33 UTC, submitted by Linuxfanboy
Linux "The success of Mozilla's Firefox and Openoffice.org's productivity suite has breathed life into people's aspirations about Desktop Linux. As a result, the vast majority of articles published today focus there and ignore the strides made on the Linux server. Unlike the Linux server of the past, today's version supports rocket science and its gains far exceed those of the Desktop."
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Marketing Success indeed.
by dcga on Sun 21st May 2006 09:56 UTC
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2005-07-06

If you look closely to Firefox's success, you should really applaud the work done by their marketing department and their irritating but much needed task.
This is not to demerit the fantastic work done by the developers but we have been witnesses of technicaly superior projects going unnoticed just because there was no fancy campaign around them to get the projects out to the crowds.

I think THAT in THIS world is what is necessary for a product to succeed. Even if something is not so great technically speaking, there's still a chance it gets its 'Golden Age' given that the cards are played smart enough (sorry I'm too "Civilized" by now :-) ).

Unnoticed: Opera.         -Marketing? where?
Succeeded: Windows.   -No need to explain this.

Edited 2006-05-21 09:56

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