Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 09:40 UTC, submitted by tbutler
Linux Back in 2001, there was a company who thought they could launch a sustainable business model around a file manager. They wrote the file manager itself, and figured they could profit from offering online services delivered through the file manager. However, the company ran out of money quickly, and wen they released version 1.0 of their file manager, they had to fire everyone, only to go down a few months later. That company was Eazel, and the file manager was Nautilus. Apparently, some saw this as the demise of the Linux desktop - others didn't.
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What about a fair marketplace?
by toogreen on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:00 UTC
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2006-06-03

Nobody seems to mention the fact that most computers in this world still comes with Windows pre-installed...

I think this is still what hurts Linux the most. Offer customers the choice and sure it would take time to change the mindset but eventually Linux would then have a much better chance at competing with Windows...

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