Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Mar 2009 18:53 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Linux Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst questioned the relevance of Linux on the desktop, citing several financial and interoperability hurdles to business adoption at a panel on end-users and Linux last night at the OSBC.
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RE[2]: Sour grapes
by deb2006 on Fri 27th Mar 2009 20:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Sour grapes"
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Nope - totally wrong. Ubuntu has achieved a lot. They have appeared virtually out of nowhere, and they have taken the Linux desktop in a storm. They have managed to very quickly build a very user friendly Linux distribution - something Debian should have done years ago. And no, Mandriva hasn't achieved that, nor have SUSE or Red Hat. And they've managed to convince even hardcore Windows user to take a closer look at their achievement. Nowadays total beginners pop in a Ubuntu CD and install their distribution in a hitch. As THAT isn't a huge, huge achievement.

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