Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:34 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Many people are looking to Ubuntu to be something that it is not: A mass market ready operating system designed to work with the same level of compatibility as Microsoft Windows. Where people get confused is in believing that if Ubuntu, king of the Linux distros, is not able to take the marketplace by storm, then something must be broken with desktop Linux. In this article, I'll explain what it will take to dethrone the mighty Ubuntu and gain a market share so large that it will eclipse anything seen by Ubuntu to date." More here.
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RE: Linux on the Desktop
by Jack Burton on Fri 7th Dec 2007 07:58 UTC in reply to "Linux on the Desktop"
Jack Burton
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2005-07-06

"Linux desktop readiness is highly subjective"

Indeed. Just like Windows readiness is. In reality, the only reason people seem to think linux isn't ready for the desktop is that it's different from windows. And since many people are just used to windows, they fear what's different.

If you take a person who never used a computer, it doesnt' make any difference if you install Windows XP or Ubuntu on his machine. Except that he won't probably get hundreds of spyware/malware while surfing the internet if you choose the latter option.

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