Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Sep 2006 14:50 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linux It's that time of the year again. "If 'a year of GNU/Linux on the desktop' is defined as a year when GNU/Linux has finally started its steady encroachment to the desktop then 2006 is the year. A lot of users have started using GNU/Linux on their desktops long before, but it is 2006 which marked the two probably biggest GNU/Linux desktop releases to date, Ubuntu Dapper and Novell SuSE 10. It is 2006 which marks the biggest opportunity for GNU/Linux to steal the desktop market share from Windows due to the bad reputation behind the pending Windows Vista release. And the eyes and focus of both the GNU/Linux community and major GNU/Linux corporations such as Novell are fixed on that opportunity. Novell marketing is true: 'Your Linux is ready'."
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RE: Hey
by orfanum on Fri 1st Sep 2006 16:40 UTC in reply to "Hey"
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Given recent replies about noobs, beginners, and so forth in other threads, and what at best a damn bother they are, I would ask you to reflect on the idea that Linux on the desktop will only happen when said zealots have the same attitude to new computer users that folk who know, use, push and write about, *for example* Microsoft have - non-tech ways of communicating that are clear, supportive, instructive, and help folk get things done. Check out my posts, I have also recognized that Windows, for example, can be a pain, but at least I can now put stuff together for folk, and troubleshoot for them and myself, because the information is available, clearly communicated and posited on known and relatively predictable platform parameters.

Meanwhile, latest Kubuntu grief at finding Ark is still mangled in KDE while trying to do an offline install of nvidia drivers using a .deb package...Good grief, Charlie Brown!!

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