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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RE: Baloney
by Bonus on Tue 12th Sep 2006 15:26 UTC in reply to "Baloney"
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2005-12-23

That's not entirely true. The poprietory market favors closed source software and Windows is closed. When there are comprerable tools for deigning games that are open source then people will start using Linux. Just having a raw engine or a half baked Blender doesnt cut it. Blender has recently caught up although you do need more generic NON-GEEK-FANBOY things like keymapping, not just strict ergonomics. Bey0ond just the idealistic way to do things into the generic.
Also preinstalling and marketing are part of it as well to get mnore people involved to do these things
It's basically Linux people getting off their asses and creating these tools, not a fear of technology.

You have to replace the market manually.

Edited 2006-09-12 15:34

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