Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 19:59 UTC
Linux "Windows Vista brings with it a new era of DRM and restrictive license agreements that aren't going to sit well with even your basic power user and some are looking for an escape route. These changes are making some users question their commitment to Microsoft. The obvious step is to make the leap to Linux. But what's holding people back from escaping Microsoft's shackles and moving to a free, easy platform? My guess is that the platform isn't everything. In fact, it's only a small part of the equation."
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No, Linux isn't ready for the world.
by Meor on Sat 4th Nov 2006 03:09 UTC
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Ever heard of the term, "So bad you couldn't give it away?" This is a reoccuring theme in the Linux world:

1) Users request a feature
2) Linux community tells the user that their request is wrong.
3) User buys a copy of Windows since Windows has the features they want.
4) Linux community wonders why people don't use Linux.

Even to this message I'm sure I'll get a bunch of "No, Linux is better because of x, y, and z" but the fact of the matter is, Linux is worse and will continue to be worse unless they start listening to what users want.

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