Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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People just don't get it
by Ben on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 10:01 UTC

Listen up people: everyone who is responding to this discussion with "this or that is more secure, better, faster, more edible, more blablabla" is actually off-topic. Here's a clue: those things don't matter that much. This topic (at least initally) is about the negative impact of too much choice on Linux. Agreed, it also has a positive impact, but from a commercial point of view choice isn't always positive. And let's face it: if desktop linux wants to be big, they have to be more attentive to the commercial side of things. The market doesn't always respond to quality alone, you know. Who cares about the differences between KDE and Gnome? Who cares about the differences between MacOS, WinXP and Linux? People who think that the answer is: the majority of people, well... I'm afraid they're not living in the real world.