Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 16:07 UTC, submitted by moleskine
Linux "Unlike the myths that are behind the prevention of Linux adoption, this piece will closely examine the indisputable obstacles and what will have to be done to overcome each of them. In the past, many desktop Linux users have opted to simply point to the hardware industry or Microsoft as the root cause of a lack of mainstream adoption. In reality, there are actually core issues extending beyond hardware - and competition from the proprietary markets - that simply must be dealt with head on. With that said, hardware compatibility and competition from closed-source vendors are valid issues, just not solid core excuses for the lack of mainstream interest. Here are the real hurdles."
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RE: The problems Linux faces:
by kiz01 on Tue 11th Mar 2008 18:32 UTC in reply to "The problems Linux faces:"
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I agree wholeheartedly. Perception is the barrier. People I talk to have either never heard of it or think they'll never be able to run it (the "it's too geeky for me" mentality).

In my experience, Linux issues are no more difficult to fix than Windows issues. People are simply afraid of what they're not accustomed to.

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