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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by Coxy on Fri 1st Sep 2006 19:33 UTC
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"due to the bad reputation behind the pending Windows Vista release."

What bad reputation? Only geeks have heard of this, go up to someone you don't know in Tesco's or at your local butchers and ask them if they are p!߀ by Vista being delayed or having it's features removed. They won't of even heard of it, and they won't even see it until they buy a new computer... by then MS will have another OS out.

Every now and then I see an article about a business or school switching to Linux... and geeks everywhere proclaim it to be the start of the 'Linux on the desktop'. Funny, at school we switched from BBC Micro's to Acorn Archimedes', still I don't ever remember the 'year of Risc OS on the desktop'.

Stop saying it's happened until it's happened.

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