Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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RE: If at first...
by markjensen on Mon 9th Jan 2006 17:43 UTC in reply to "If at first..."
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It is a bit overly-broad to make the sweeping statement that nobody wants Linux on their desktop.

I certainly do want Linux as my computing desktop. As do a few other people I know. However, I don't particularly see that there is some need to battle for some ideological "Linux Desktop Supremacy".

I use it because it suits me. Period. GNU/Linux is about freedom, and the world has the freedom to try it and use it, or to not. As long as Linux is a viable desktop for me, I don't care if it has a 1%, 10% or 100% marketshare.

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