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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"My own dad, who dislikes having to do complicating stuff on his PC, actually thinks Xandros is easier to use than Windows. I think the author has never heard of the phenomenon "Linux Distribution" or something. "

Also what about ReactOS? Basically it's FREEDOS wrapped with a neat UI. If people prefer Windows it doesnt mean it can't open up under Shared Source. What about MS' codeplex site too?

Also I think putting code under more restrictive open source licenses like Mozilla does help with consistency sometimes.

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