Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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TechGeek
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Regardless who agrees upon what... its evident that whatever is happening now is clearly not helping to bring Linux and other FOSS platforms to the masses.


Actually, Linux has started to come to the masses. Classmate PC, OLPC, Asus Eee, and several other sub notebooks are now shipping with Linux. THen there is Dell shipping Linux and hitting expected numbers. But everyone could offer Linux and that isnt the answer. The real answer is in convenience. We have to make Linux look more convenient than Windows. 90% of the people with a computer couldnt tell you the difference between the computer and the monitor. THey cant install software or anything else. What they can do is get infected by spyware and make their system unusable. What a company needs to offer is a machine with Linux already set up to do all the things that the average person does on Windows. Email, surfing, music, videos. Give them a rock solid box set up as an appliance and you will get mass adoption. People are tired of paying techs to rebuild their computer every 6-12 months when the latest malware renders it a bot.

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