Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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by rajan r on Tue 29th Apr 2003 21:09 UTC

Even if you have the most revolutionary wonderful easy distro on earth - you still won't be guarenteed success (case to point: NeXT, Be). Having a good applications line-up, a clearly defined niche, a good third party developer relationship. In addition to having hardware makers supporting you - OEMs and IHVs (being one isn't all too bad either).

Then you are guarenteed success. Windows 3.1 was successful, even though it was practically crap in comparison with competitors. Why? Because of the above said reasons.