Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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Never Gonna happen, Sorry
by RichterKuato on Tue 19th Oct 2010 01:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by emilsedgh"
RichterKuato
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2010-05-14

This is a absolute surprise to no one. We all know that Microsoft controls the distribution channels (OEMs, Retailers, etc.) They also have the applications barrier to entry on their side.

Even if Microsoft didn't control critical channels there would still be a positioning/marketing issue. What if Windows was also FOSS? Why then, would anyone choose Linux? Well, it might as well be for all the majority of PC customers care.

The true strength of Linux lies in electronic products that rival the PC.

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