Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Nov 2006 18:23 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu South Africa native and current London resident Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical Ltd. and the Ubuntu Linux distribution, told Friday in an interview that widespread adoption of Linux on the desktop - so long-awaited by many people. "Yes - I think Linux will be the dominant platform. It already defines the landscape in the server space (from supercomputers to YouTube). The desktop is just a matter of time."
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RE[2]: Far too optimistic, IMO
by collywolly on Mon 20th Nov 2006 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Far too optimistic, IMO"
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"Linux is a Unix clone and from its initial design, was never meant for end users as a desktop"

Sure, but so is OSX, and no one seems to deny that that makes a good Desktop. There is a problme that Linux can do too much, and as such confuses users that are used to the Windows way of doing things. Macs do things differently, but look how many of their users rant about how they wouldn't go back once they switched.

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