Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 15th Jun 2006 02:20 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE Microsoft's delay with the release of Windows Vista has left enough wiggle room for other players to pursue the desktop operating system market. An old Microsoft rival, Novell, is angling to seize the day with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, a desktop OS geared to beat Vista in cost, manageability and features.
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How about a different sales tactic?
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 15th Jun 2006 21:26 UTC
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2006-05-19

Perhaps a better way of selling Linux on the desktop is to take a page out of the Apple book. Sell it as a different, incompatible system. If the distro owners came up with a hardware spec and certified certain software/hardware to work with their systems buyers wouldn't have to worry about incompatibility. Maybe a Linux Certified Product label. Of course, the vendors would have to make sure their distros would "just work" with that hardware/software. This really is more of a sales issue than a technical one, but Linux needs to do a much better job at selling itself.

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