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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No such thing as "Linux Desktop"
by zimbatm on Tue 19th Oct 2010 07:50 UTC
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Linux is a kernel ! It's like if you compare a car to an engine, which is the most ready to drive ?

As we see, platforms that concentrate on providing an environment as a whole (like Android) are far more successful than a desktop+distribution+kernel. It's because they can concentrate on providing value to the user in contrast of providing a barely working combination between all the swappable components of a typical linux distro.

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