Linked by Martin Girard on Tue 12th Sep 2006 13:57 UTC
Linux You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.
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Geek is Sheek
by Guppetto on Tue 12th Sep 2006 14:38 UTC
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Linux will become mainstream, because it is rapidly becomming a business buzzword for the anti-windows campaign that seems to be garnering some momentum for some reason.

However, while Linux can easily be dumbed down and implemented as a replacement for XP/Vista or OS X, I'd ask everyone why exactly they'd want Linux to become a dominant desktop OS. If it actually did start canibolizing market share, all you'd really have to look forward to is a rash of Virus writers, con artist, and technological uninformed crybabies telling you what needs to change about it. Sure you'd get more windows only apps ported, but i think we all underestimated how hard some people work to give Windows a bad name. Do you really want to see all that dedication focused on Linux. Trust me when I say that no OS can stand up to all that didicated effort.

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