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[6]: Linux on the Desktop
by Savior on Sat 8th Dec 2007 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Linux on the Desktop"
Savior
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2006-09-02


People need to focus. If you have decided you are going to be a linux evanglist, don't try to sell people on firefox for windows, sell them on linux. If you are trying to push for open software in governaments, push for open software, not just formats. If you are trying to sell the FSF ideology, dont even bring up specific software.


I disagree. Open formats are _everything_. I am using Linux, and I am using it because of the ideology (and because it is much more logical and easy to handle _for me_). However, it is my decision. In a perfect world with open formats, that could really be a personal preference. It wouldn't matter if I used Linux, and my friend/customer/etc. Windows, because we could exchange data easily. There would be no driver problems, if the specifications were open; or at least, much less.

Yes, in case of a governments, trying to sell Linux (or OOo) too is good, because it's cheaper. But I don't mind other people using other systems, as long as I am not locked out because of proprietary tricks.

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